State suspends doctor’s license
Two others agree to cease practice in the face of accusations.
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.