Physicians, Practitioners or Providers Suspended Pursuant to Labor Code §139.21(a)(1)
Labor Code §139.21(a) provides for the suspension of physicians, practitioners, and providers from participating in CA ’s workers’ compensation system if they meet any of the following criteria:
A. Conviction of felony or misdemeanor that (i) involves fraud or abuse of the Medi-Cal or Medicare program, workers’ compensation system, or any patient; (ii) relates to the individual’s medical practice as it pertains to patient care; (iii) is a financial crime relating to Medi-Cal, Medicare, or the workers’ compensation system; or (iv) is otherwise substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a provider of services.*
B. Suspension due to fraud or abuse from the federal Medicare or Medicaid programs.
C. Surrender or revocation of the individual’s license, certificate, or approval to provide health care.
A suspension from participating in the workers’ compensation system means that they are unable to provide or obtain payment for any treatment, evaluation, or other service related to a claim for workers’ compensation.
*A physician, practitioner, or provider who has been suspended due to a conviction covered by paragraph (A) is also subject to having all pending lien claims consolidated and dismissed in a special lien proceeding, unless they can prove the liens did not arise from the conduct or activity that led to their suspension.
List of Physicians, Practitioners, or Providers Suspended Pursuant to Labor Code §139.21(a)(1)
|Boniface Onubah||Marina del Rey||Neurologist||CA Medical Board||(B) and (C)||2/17/2017|
Medical Equipment Provider
|Long Beach||Chiropractor||CA Board
|(B) and (C)||2/17/2017|
|Scott Dodd Anderson||Carmichael||Physician||CA Medical Board||(B) and (C)||3/21/2017|
|Sultan Said Hamid||Concord||Surgeon||CA Medical Board||(B) and (C)||3/21/2017|
|Touba Pakdel-Nabati||Mira Loma||Chiropractor||CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners||(A)*||3/21/2017|
|Alan C. Ivar||Costa Mesa||Chiropractor||CA Board
|Michael Barri||Santa Ana||Chiropractor||CA Board
|Mitchell Cohen||Fountain Valley||Physician||CA Medical Board||(A)*||4/3/2017|
|Tushar Doshi||Newport Beach||Physician||CA Medical Board||(A)*||4/3/2017|
|Julian Garcia||National City||DME Provider||N/A||(A)*||4/14/2017|
|Jethro Marrujo||El Centro||Interpreter||N/A||(A)*||4/14/2017|
|Peter Anthony Beoris||Montague||Physician||CA Medical Board||(B) and (C)||4/14/2017|
|Quynam Nguyen||Orange||Physician||CA Medical Board||(A)*||4/25/2017|
|Michael D. Drobot||Newport Beach||Hospital Operator||N/A||(A)*||4/28/2017|
|Timothy Martin||Benicia||Osteopath||CA Osteopathic Medical Board||(B) and (C)||4/28/2017|
|Ruben Marcial Martinez||Murietta||Businessperson||N/A||(A)*||4/28/2017|
|George Reese||Mira Loma||Chiropractor||CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners||(A)*||4/28/2017|
|Phillip Sobol||Los Angeles||Orthopedic Surgeon||CA Medical Board||(A)*||5/4/2017|
|Thomas Heric||Los Angeles||Physician||CA Medical Board||(A)* and (B)||5/4/2017|
|Raymond Severt||Santa Ana||Physician||CA Medical Board||(A)* and (C)||5/4/2017|
|Kenneth Wayne Johnson||Taft||Physician||CA Medical Board||(A)*, (B) and (C)||5/4/2017|
|Steven Howser||Santa Fe Springs||DME Provider||N/A||(A)*||5/15/2017|
|Michael R. Drobot||Newport Beach||Provider of Pharmaceutical Services||N/A||(A)*||5/15/2017|