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Board Suspends Two Doctors From Treating Workers

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 186 | 0 | 43 min read

The New York State Workers' Compensation Board has accepted the voluntary resignation of three physicians and has temporarily suspended two others from treating injured workers. The board announced that Dr. Surag Patel, a general practitioner in Rochester, was convicted of driving under the influence in 2019, which resulted in a reprimand and fine by the state Department of Health. “Therefore, the chair believes that Dr. Patel may be guilty of misconduct as described in Education Law §6530(9)(a)(i) and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provide...

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