Dr. Denise J. Signs, MD

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Specializes in Infectious Disease Medicine • Female • Age 59

3727 Friendsville Rd Unit 2
Wooster, OH 44691
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Wooster Community Hospital
1761 Beall Avenue
Wooster, OH 44691

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Comprehensive Internl Medcn Inc
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3727 Friendsville Rd Unit 2
Wooster, OH 44691
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    Dr. Signs' Experience

    Specialties

    • Infectious Disease Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Infectious Disease
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    • Substance Abuse  (6/12/2013)
    • Action Taken: Probation Modification Order
    • Summary: Signs, Denise J MD; License # 35-049278: JUNE 12, 2013 – PROBATION MODIFIED: The Ohio State Board of Medicine has GRANTED the physician’s request to reduce the required personal appearances to once every six months, to reduce the required drug and alcohol rehabilitation meeting to two per week with a minimum of ten per month and to discontinue the chart review requirement’s.
    • State: Ohio
    • Substance Abuse  (1/10/2013)
    • Action Taken: Probation Modification Order
    • Summary: Signs, Denise J MD; License # 35 049278: JANUARY 10, 2013 – PROBATION MODIFIED: The State Medical Board of Ohio has GRANTED the physician’s request to reduce psychiatric treatment to every six months.
    • State: Ohio
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (4/16/2012)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: New York
    • Substance Abuse  (9/15/2011)
    • Action Taken: Probation Modification Order
    • Summary: Signs, Denise J MD License # 35 049278

      Nature of Complaint

      The physician has requested approval of monitoring physician.

      Action Taken

      The State Medical Board of Ohio has approved the physician’s request and established the frequency and number of charts to be review by the monitoring physician.

    • State: Ohio
    • Substance Abuse  (7/14/2011)
    • Action Taken: Probation Modification Order
    • Summary: Signs, Denise J MD License # 35 049278

      Nature of Complaint

      The physician has requested approval of a monitoring physician.

      Action Taken

      The State Medical Board of Ohio has approved the monitoring physician and established the frequency and number of charts for review.

    • State: Ohio
    • Substance Abuse  (6/9/2011)
    • Action Taken: License Reinstatement with Restrictions and/or Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Ohio
    • Substance Abuse  (8/11/2010)
    • Action Taken: Suspension
    • Summary: Denise J Signs, MD License # 35 049278

      Nature of Agreement

      The physician admits that she relapsed on alcohol a short time after her discharge from an inpatient treatment provider on or about November 20, 2005. The physician admits further that she has been found guilty of three alcohol-related offenses in 2004, 2005, and 2008. On or about July 12, 2010 the physician underwent a Board-ordered 72-hour inpatient evaluation at a Board-approved treatment provider. The physician has been diagnosed with Alcohol Dependence, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia and found to be currently unable to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care due to habitual or excessive use of alcohol. The physician began inpatient treatment on or about July 21, 2010.

      The physician further admits that on multiple occasion, during the period of October 2005 through August 2009, she answered multiple questions on her applications for renewal of her medical license falsely.

      Action Taken

      In Lieu of formal proceedings the physician entered into a Step I Consent Agreement with the State Medical Board of Ohio subject to various terms, conditions and limitations including and not limited to the following.

      1. The physician’s certificate to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio shall be Indefinitely Suspended for not less than 270 days.
      2. The physician shall be subject to Sobriety.
      3. The physician shall be subject to Drug and Alcohol Screens which shall be conducted through a Board-approved drug testing facility and Collection Site.
      4. The physician shall be subject to participation in a Rehabilitation Program such as AA, NA, CA or Caduceus.
      5. The physician shall be subject to Psychiatric Treatment.
      6. Conditions for reinstatement have been established.
      7. The physician shall be subject to Required Reporting including to all employers or entities with which she is under contract to provide health care services or is receiving training.

      In the event that the physician violates any term or condition of the Consent Agreement, the Board reserves the right to institute formal disciplinary proceedings.

    • State: Ohio

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Graduated in 1982

    Residency Hospital

    Akron City Hospital
    Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester

    Fellowship Hospital

    U Rochester-Strong Meml Hos
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Signs & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Signs' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Comprehensive Internl Medcn Inc
    3727 Friendsville Rd Unit 2
    Wooster, OH 44691
    (330) 202-3434 (Office)
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