Seven doctors who wrote sick notes for protesters get reprimands
Seven doctors who wrote sick notes for protesters at the state Capitol in February received reprimands Wednesday from the state Medical Examining Board.
Two other doctors got administrative warnings, which aren’t considered disciplinary action as the reprimands are.
Along with the reprimands, the seven doctors also have to pay to take four hours of continuing education in medical record keeping.
The seven doctors are:
• Drs. Louis Sanner, Kathleen Oriel, James Shropshire, Hannah Keevil, Bernard Micke and Mark Beamsley, all with UW-Madison’s family medicine department.
• Dr. Adam Balin, a family medicine doctor and obstetrician with Dean Clinic.
The board voted 6-3 to approve the reprimands for the six UW-Madison doctors and 6-4 to reprimand Balin. Dr. Gene Musser, a board member who works for the university’s doctor group, abstained from the first vote.
The two doctors who got administrative warnings are Drs. Ronni Hayon and Patrick McKenna, with UW-Madison’s family medicine department.
Dr. Sheldon Wasserman, a member of the medical board, said Hayon and McKenna were treated differently because they were residents, or doctors-in-training.
Jeanette Lytle, an attorney for state Department of Safety and Professional Services, which investigated the doctors, said the cases involved a lack of record keeping.
On Feb. 19, Lytle said, “these seven physicians set up a table near the Capitol Square at which they examined patients and distributed work excuse notes without keeping adequate records.
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