Dr. Stephen C. Ayers, MD

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Specializes in Family Medicine • Male • Age 50

929 W McNeese St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
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AYERS FAMILY HEALTHCARE CENTER
929 W McNeese St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
929 W Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70601
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    Dr. Ayers' Experience

    Specialties

    • Family Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Family Practice
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    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (4/1/2011)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Dr. Stephen Christopher Ayers; License # 37472; Docket Number 20110047

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician on 06-22-2010 entered into a Consent Order with the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners based on the prescription drug overdoses of two of the physician's patients. The Louisiana Order suspended the physician's license for a period of six months and further ordered the suspension stayed and placed the physician's license on probation for a period of five years subject to various terms, conditions, and restrictions.

      Action Taken:

      The Georgia Composite Medical Board has suspended the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of Georgia for a period of six months. The suspension has been stayed and the physician's license shall be placed on probation for a period of five years subject to each and every restriction imposed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners 06-22-2010 Order.

      1. Such restrictions include, but are not limited to the following: at no time shall the physician practice medicine in the field of management of non-cancer related chronic or intractable pain or in the treatment of obesity; nor shall the physician receive any remuneration from, have any ownership in or association with any clinic or practice setting or arrangement that renders care and/or treatment of patients for chronic pain or obesity; and the physician shall discontinue all prescribing, administration, and use of any medications for weight control or weight reduction in the medical treatment of obesity.
      2. In addition, the restrictions contained in the enumerated prohibitions on the physician's practice shall survive the probationary period and remain in effect so long as the physician holds any form of license or permit to practice medicine in the State of Georgia.
      3. The physician shall not prescribe, dispense or administer Schedule II or Schedule III controlled substances except as may be ordered for administration to inpatients (i.e. patients admitted to a hospital or who are treated in the emergency department and who are administered controlled substances on-site at the hospital) of and at a hospital where the physician may be employed or exercise staff or clinical privileges in accordance with his or such hospital's controlled substance license and registration and with such hospital's prescribed policies and procedures governing the administration of controlled substances.
      4. The physician shall submit or cause to be submitted the quarterly reports of the practice monitor's review of the physician's prescribing required by the Louisiana Consent Order to the Georgia Board.
      5. The physician may petition the Board in writing to terminate probation when the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners has terminated its probationary period.
      6. The physician's petition shall contain evidence from the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners that the physician has complied with all terms of the Louisiana Consent Order and that the probationary period has been terminated.
      7. The physician has been issued a public reprimand by the Board.
    • State: Georgia
    • Unknown  (2/20/2011)
    • Action Taken: Suspension
    • Summary: Ayers, Stephen Christopher MD

      Nature of Complaint

      Unknown at this time.

      Action Taken

      The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure has executed a Consent Order indefinitely suspending the physician’s medical license with the suspension stayed, subject to certain terms and conditions.

    • State: Mississippi
    • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (6/22/2010)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Louisiana

    0 Board Actions

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

    Medical School

    Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Graduated in 1991
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Ayers & Staff

    • English
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    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Ayers

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ayers to family and friends

    19 responses
    below
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    18 responses
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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    19 responses
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    20 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes 20 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Ayers
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    19 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    19 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    19 responses
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    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    19 responses
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    AYERS FAMILY HEALTHCARE CENTER
    929 W McNeese St
    Lake Charles, LA 70605
    (337) 477-8130 (Office)
    (337) 477-5971 (Fax)
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    929 W Prien Lake Rd
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    (337) 477-8130 (Office)
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