Allegation of Complaint:
Dr. George Allan Farber License # 008634
Nature of Complaint
The physician has an extensive history with the Board dating back to 1983. The present hearing alleges violation of the 2002 and 2005 Consent Orders; failure to reveal to the Board a number of alleged misdemeanors; unprofessional conduct based on the above allegations and violation of the Board’s rules and regulations. The physician violated his Consent Orders by failing to obtain a second opinion and misdiagnosis of a skin disorder within three months of the August 2005 Consent Order; the Board found the physician guilty of violating clear provisions of his Consent Orders. The physician provided false testimony on his application for renewal regarding an altercation with a patient which resulted in his pushing or hitting the patient in the chest when she tried to leave the room. The police were called and the physician received a summons for disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct. After a trial on August 30, 2006 the physician was found not guilty. The Board’s investigation revealed that the physician had received summons for similar infractions in 1995, 1996 and 2000. The physician has been found guilty by the Board for unprofessional conduct when he billed for services under the name of another physician who the evidence shows performed no medical services for the patient.
The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners finds the physician has been less than truthful, demonstrated disregard for the Board’s Orders, continued acts of unprofessional conduct and because of his long history of difficulty with the Board, the Board has ORDERED that the physician’s Certificate No. 008634 is Revoked and Cancelled effective immediately.
November 2, 2009 – Order
The physician moved to amend the Board’s opinion to correct an error of fact. In the opinion the last sentence in the first full paragraph on page ten presently read as follows.
- “In the 1995 case, . . . “
The date is incorrect and should read “2000”. The opinion has been amended to read as follows
- “In the 2000 case, . . . “