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Dr. Ashok Padhiar, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Somerset, PA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University Of Nairobi, College Of Health Sciences in 1979 and specializes in anesthesiology.
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Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Board certified in Anesthesiology
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Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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Substance Abuse (9/11/2002)
Action Taken: Revocation
Summary: Dr. Ashok Vishram Padhiar, Lic# 052511
NATURE OF COMPLAINT
Dr. Padhiar was found guilty six times of DUI in Michigan between 1989 and 2002.
He was admitted to a treatment center in 2002 and diagnosed with alcohol dependence and adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood.
Dr. Padhiar’s medical license is revoked, stayed, subject to suspension for at least 270 days.
06/11/03: Consent Order for Reinstatement.
Dr. Padhiar's medical license reinstated subject to the following Probationary terms, conditions and limitations:
He shall keep a log of all controlled substances prescribed.
He shall dispose of all excess or unused controlled substances properly.
He shall completely abstain from the consumption of alcohol and any mood altering substances, except as prescribed for him for a legitimate medical purpose.
He shall undergo random drug/alcohol urine, biological fluid or blood screen analysis, on a weekly basis.
He shall designate a supervising physician to supervise the drug screen analysis and a monitoring physician who will monitor his practice and review his patient charts.
He shall participate four times per week in meetings of AA, NA, Caduceus Club or similar support group.
He shall abide by all terms of his continuing aftercare contract.
He shall undergo and continue psychiatric treatment monthly.
He shall limit his work hours to no more than 50 hours per week.
07/15/04: Probation Modification Doctor's requests to reduce frequency of psychiatric sessions to every three months is granted. (Paragraph 8)
His request to reduce urine screening and saliva testing requirements is denied. (Paragraph 4)
January 13, 2005-Probation Modified
The Board has granted the Physician's request to reduce the number of drug screens.
July 13, 2005-Probation Modified
The Board has granted the Physician's request to reduce the number of AA meetings per month.
January 12, 2006-Probation Modified
The Board has granted the Physician's request to reduce psychiatric sessions to twice a year and eliminate the chart monitoring.
October 12, 2006-Probation Modified
The Board has granted the Physician's request to discontinue the controlled substance log and work hour restrictions.
January 11, 2007-Probation Modified
The Board has granted the Physician's request to reduce the number of saliva tests to twice per month.
June 11, 2008-Probation Completed
The board has granted the physician's request for release from probation.
May 12, 2010 – Voluntary Surrender
In lieu of formal disciplinary proceedings based on the physician’s alleged inability to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care because of habitual or excessive use or abuse of drugs, alcohol or other substances that impair ability to practice, the physician executed a Surrender of his license to practice medicine and surgery in Ohio, with consent to revocation. The State Medical Board of Ohio accepted the Surrender and ordered the physician’s medical license permanently Revoked.
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University Of Nairobi, College Of Health Sciences
Medical School | Graduated 1979
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