State suspends doc­tor’s li­cense

Two oth­ers agree to cease prac­tice in the face of ac­cu­sa­tions.

The Denver Post - - NEWS - By Kieran Ni­chol­son Kieran Ni­chol­son: 303-954-1822, kni­chol­son@den­ver­ or @kier­an­ni­chol­son

The med­i­cal li­cense of one doc­tor has been sus­pended, and two other doc­tors have agreed to cease prac­tice in cases be­fore the Colorado Med­i­cal Board.

The Colorado li­cense of Dr. Michael J. Brazel­ton has been sus­pended, and the board has is­sued ces­sa­tionof-prac­tice agree­ments to Dr. Khaja N. Chisty and Dr. Charles F. Clark.

Brazel­ton’s case was heard by a med­i­cal panel Dec. 15. It handed down a sus­pen­sion based upon in­for­ma­tion that pre­sented “rea­son­able grounds to be­lieve that the pub­lic health, safety or wel­fare” ur­gently re­quired emer­gency ac­tion and there was a “will­ful vi­o­la­tion” of the Med­i­cal Prac­tice Act.

Brazel­ton “per­formed an un­nec­es­sary and un­gloved phys­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion” of a teen’s gen­i­tal and anal ar­eas when the pa­tient pre­sented symp­toms of a cold, ac­cord­ing to news re­lease Wed­nes­day from the Colorado Depart­ment of Reg­u­la­tory Agen­cies.

Prior dis­ci­plinary his­tory of Brazel­ton also was con­sid­ered by the panel, the re­lease said.

His li­cense to prac­tice medicine in Colorado was stripped ef­fec­tive Dec. 20 and will re­main in ef­fect un­til fur­ther pro­ceed­ings for re­vo­ca­tion are re­solved, the agency said.

Chisty, a psy­chi­a­trist, had been sum­mar­ily sus­pended Nov. 18 for vi­o­la­tions of the Med­i­cal Prac­tice Act.

The ac­tion against Chisty cen­ters on find­ings that he was out of the coun­try for ex­tended pe­ri­ods be­tween Oct. 2, 2015, and Jan. 12, 2016, and that he used “tele­health tech­nolo­gies,” such as video­con­fer­enc­ing, the in­ter­net, store-and-for­ward imag­ing, streaming me­dia and ter­res­trial and wire­less com­mu­ni­ca­tions with­out giv­ing pa­tients “the op­por­tu­nity to con­sent to such treat­ment method,” the agency said.

An in­terim agree­ment to cease prac­tice signed Dec. 15 re­places the sum­mary sus­pen­sion of Chisty.

Clark’s cease-prac­tice agree­ment stemmed from ques­tion­able pre­scrip­tions of psy­chi­atric med­i­ca­tions to four pa­tients, the agency said.

“Dosages … de­vi­ated from gen­er­ally ac­cepted stan­dards of med­i­cal prac­tice for a psy­chi­a­trist, based on the risk of med­i­ca­tion in­ter­ac­tions and side ef­fects,” ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

The in­terim agree­ments with Chisty and Clark will stay in ef­fect as long as they re­main in com­pli­ance and as long as no new in­for­ma­tion in­di­cates a sum­mary sus­pen­sion is war­ranted, the re­lease said.

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