Allegation of Complaint:
Dr. Charles Anton Buzzanell, Lic #0098-00481
NATURE OF COMPLAINT
In September 2002, Dr. Buzzanell authorized an ER physician to admit one of his patients, and later failed to remember and denied he had given the authorization. After another patient’s death, the medical examiner felt Dr. Buzzanell was less than forthcoming in discussing the patient’s surgery. Dr. Buzzanell relinquishes his license to practice pending an investigation or in lieu of disciplinary action.
Voluntary surrender of license
09/16/03: Consent Order for License Reinstatement Dr. Buzzanell has now successfully completed evaluation and treatment at Ridgeview Institute for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and has continued his treatment on an outpatient basis. He has a contract with the NCPHP who reports he is compliant.
- Dr. Buzzanell’s license is reissued to expire on 01/31/04
- He shall limit his practice to no more than 30 hours a week
- He shall restrict privileges to one local hospital
- He shall not implant intrathecal pumps or spinal column stimulators and tunneled catheter systems
- He shall continue his treatment with his healthcare providers, therapists, and support groups
- He shall maintain and abide by a contract with the NCPHP
- He must comply with other conditions
12/18/03: Temporary license extended to expire 06/30/04.
01/10/04: Consent Order Amendment
Paragraph #2 now reads: He shall limit his practice to no more than 40 hours a week
All other terms remain the same.
05/20/04: Temporary license extended to expire 01/31/05.
January 27,2005-Full Licensure Granted
The Board has terminated all previous Consent Orders.
The Physician holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in North Carolina.
October 17, 2007-Public File Amended
The Board has granted the Physician's request to amend his 2003 Order.
The medical examiner stated under oath that she did not speak to the Physician about the patient as described in the original Order.