Dr. Arturo Portales, DO

Dr. Arturo Portales, DO

Addiction Medicine | Male | 57 years old

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Care Philosophy

As a functional medicine and anti-aging specialist, I approach medicine with a different paradigm. Instead of simply treating symptoms, which I do treat, I also do a detailed search for the root causes of those symptoms. This approach is individualized and is truly no one size does fits all. Furthermore, I emphasize the importance of lifestyle and diet/nutrition in each patient's health and wellness. Optimal health is not just the absence of disease.Read more

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Dr. Portales' Care Philosophy

As a functional medicine and anti-aging specialist, I approach medicine with a different paradigm. Instead of simply treating symptoms, which I do treat, I also do a detailed search for the root causes of those symptoms. This approach is individualized and is truly no one size does fits all. Furthermore, I emphasize the importance of lifestyle and diet/nutrition in each patient's health and wellness. Optimal health is not just the absence of disease.

Dr. Portales' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Addiction Medicine
  •  Board certified in Emergency Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

    Dr. Portales has received 3 sanctions

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    • License revocation or suspension (9/22/2005)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Dr Arturo Portales; License # 02635

      Nature of Complaint:

      The revocation of the license to practice medicine in the State of Kentucky.

      Action Taken:

      The Board has Revoked the Physician's license and ordered the Physician to pay the remaining $24,000.00 presently outstanding.

      February 11, 2009-Licensed Reinstated/Agreed Order of Indefinite Restriction

      The physician on 01-07-2009 successfully completed the Special Purpose Examination.

      The board has Reinstated the physician's license to practice osteopathic medicine in the State of Kentucky. The physician has entered into an Agreed Order of Indefinite Restriction with the board subject to the following terms of restriction/limitation:

      1. The physician may resume the active practice of osteopathic medicine in the State of Kentucky.
      2. The physician shall not engage in any Internet prescribing practices and shall not prescribe any medications including controlled substances over the Internet in response to any requests or responses received over the Internet.
      3. The physician shall pay the remainder of the imposed fine in the amount of $24,000.00 under Case # 782 at an annual rate of $6000.00 each year.
    • State: Kentucky
    • Disciplinary action in another state (11/29/2002)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Arturo Portales, DO, Lic# 05032

      Nature of Complaint:

      Board Order based on resolution of requirements of 2/13/02 Entry of Order and in lieu of formal disciplinary proceedings based on 5/15/02 action by Kentucky’s medical board.

      Action Taken:

      Doctor’s voluntary surrender of medical license accepted by Board.

      Doctor ineligible for reinstatement or licensure in the future.

    • State: Ohio
    • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs (10/23/2000)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Arturo Portales; License No. 3315; Case No. 2766

      NATURE OF COMPLAINT:

      The Board scheduled an Investigative hearing to address the charges that Dr. Portales was prescribing prescription-only and controlled substance medications via the internet to the public without establishing a doctor/patient relationship or seeing the patient in the office to complete a physical and history.

      ACTION TAKEN:

      Dr. Portales requested that the Board allow him to voluntarily Surrender his license, due to the fact that he resides in another state.

    • State: Arizona
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  • Emergency Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Back Pain
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Pain Disorder

Education

  • Medical School
    Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    Doctors Hospital Ohio Health

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Doctors Hospital Ohio Health

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Ohio State University

    Graduated in 1981

  • Other Education
    Fellowship In Anti-Aging, Functional, and Regenerative Medicine

    Completed in 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Alternative Care
  • Emergency Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Outpatient Addiction Treatment

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