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Which Physicians Are Most Likely To Lose Their License?

Thanks to KevinMD who flagged this interesting journal article:  Characteristics Associated With Physician Discipline.

Can you guess which physicians are most likely to undergo disciplinary action (license revocation, practice suspension, probation, and public reprimand)?

  • Males
  • Older physicians
  • Those who trained at medical schools outside the US
  • Physicians who are not board-certified

Score one for the lady docs. Woo hoo! This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at

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2 Responses to “Which Physicians Are Most Likely To Lose Their License?”

  1. PearlsAndDreams says:

    Interesting. Does the US do a better job of explaining ‘personal space’ … therefore it is less likely for boundries to be crossed.

    Are US doctor’s grilled into them the possiblility of Malpractice and therefore, a possibility of that, and therefore … it’s always in the back of their minds?

    I have one doctor who has lost his license. While he is a US citizen (born and raised in this area) he trained in France. Mid 50’s. I couldn’t answer the board certified, I always assumed he was, given the high degree of quality the clinic inisted of having …

    He is (was) a psychiatrist, working with patients with eating disorders and post tramatic stress disorders. When it came out, that he’d crossed a line with one patient, everyone thought it was *ONE* patient that had come on to him.

    Unfortunately, as things unfolded. It turned out to be a pattern that went back clear through the entire 15 years he’d been at the clinic.

    (and they wonder why I’m digging my heels and refusing to let them refer me to go else where!!)

    Ok, given myself the heebeegeebees now … closing.

  2. evaroberts says:

    Interesting to read about them.. Well here in Australia  there is the same case and frankly speaking about them that most of them are most likely to loose their lisence.



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