Allegation of Complaint:
Andrew John Beistel, D.O.; License # 34005778
Nature of Complaint:
The physician following his discharge on 10-08-2006 for treatment for chemical dependency at a board approved treatment provider in Rock Creek, Ohio relapsed in December 2006. The physician failed to disclose his relapse to the State Medical Board of Ohio and falsely answered “No” on his 06-22-2007 license renewal application.
The Board has determined that the physician is unable to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care based upon the physician’s impairment due to habitual or excessive use or abuse of alcohol.
The State Medical Board of Ohio has Revoked the physician’s license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio effective 06-11-2009.
August 11, 2010 – Consent Agreement
In lieu of formal proceedings, the physician entered into a Consent Agreement with the State Medical Board of Ohio in which the physician’s certificate to practice Osteopathic medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio shall be Granted. The physician voluntarily agrees with various Probationary terms, conditions and limitations including and not limited to the following.
- The physician shall be subject to Monitoring of Rehabilitation and Treatment including Drug Associated Restrictions and Sobriety.
- The physician shall be subject to Drug and Alcohol Screens which shall be conducted through a Board-approved drug testing facility and collection site.
- The physician shall be subject to a Monitoring Physician who shall monitor the physician and his medical practice and review patient charts.
- The physician shall be subject to participation in a Rehabilitation Program such as AA, NA, CA or Caduceus.
- The physician shall maintain continued compliance with the terms of the Aftercare contract.
- The physician shall be subject to Required Reporting including to all employers or entities with which the physician is under contract to provide health care services or is receiving training.
The physician shall not request termination of the Consent Agreement for a minimum of five years; nor shall he request modification of the probationary terms, limitations and conditions for at least one year. In the event the physician violates any term or condition of the Agreement, the Board reserves the right to institute formal disciplinary proceedings .
September 9, 2010 - Probation Modified
The State Medical Board of Ohio has approved a monitoring physician and the frequency and number of charts for review has been established.