Dr. Douglas Karel, MD

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Specializes in Neurology • Male • Age 61

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  • Neurology

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  • EMG (Electromyography)

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    Dr. Karel's Experience


    • Neurology
    • EMG (Electromyography)
    • Low Back Pain

    Background Check for Dr. Karel

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

    3 Sanctions

    • Disciplinary action in another state  (2/10/2012)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Dr. Douglas Barry Karel; License # MD423547

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action taken in another state.

      Action Taken:

      The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine has revoked the physician's license effective 01-09-2012 .

    • State: Pennsylvania
    • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (7/13/2011)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Ohio
    • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (3/9/2011)
    • Action Taken: Summary Suspension
    • Summary: Douglas Barry Karel, MD License # 35 071689

      Nature of Complaint

      The physician commenced practicing pain management in Scioto County, Ohio during or about November 2007 where he prescribed controlled substance and/or drugs of abuse in the course of his medical practice. In October 2010 the Ohio Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force issued its Final Report which identified a constellation of certain criteria and conduct that characterized “pill mill” facilities, often disguised as independent paint-management centers, many of which apply to the physician’s practice. Many of the physician’s (confidentially identified) patients have criminal arrests and/or convictions for illicit drug use, abuse and/or possession, or other criminal behavior.

      Action Taken

      The physician has been investigated by the State Medical Board of Ohio and the Board has issued a Notice of Summary Suspension and Opportunity for Hearing. The Board has ORDERED that the physician’s certificate to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio be Summarily Suspended.

    • State: Ohio

    2 Board Actions

    • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (1/20/2012)
    • Action Taken: Other actions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Ohio
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (7/25/2011)
    • Action Taken: Other actions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Ohio
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)

    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Universite De L'Etat a Liege
    Graduated in 1985

    Residency Hospital

    Veterans Affairs Med Ctr West La

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Karel & Staff

    • English
    • French
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