ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — Two medical doctors from southeast Minnesota have been disciplined by the State Board of Medical Practice.
One is an orthopedic surgeon from Red Wing, working with Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing and Lake City. The other is a radiation oncologist who reported his primary location as Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in La Crosse, and a secondary practice at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
The oncologist, Dr. David J. Schwartz V, was disciplined by the Board on July 18 for “engaging in improper conduct likely to harm the public; inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients due to illness; and becoming addicted or habituated to a drug or intoxicant.”
Dr. Schwartz’s license is suspended but the action stayed by the Board of Medical Practice as long as he participates in the Health Professionals Services Program. He can petition for reinstatement after three years of documented uninterrupted recovery.
The Board also reprimanded Dr. Michael Randall Johnson, who listed a Red Wing residence, saying he “engaged in conduct that departs from or fails to conform to the minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice.”
Dr. Johnson’s license was conditioned; he was directed within six months to complete pre-approved coursework in post-operative orthopedic care, including assessment and treatment of complications. After completing the coursework, Dr. Johnson is required to write and submit a paper discussing what he learned and how he intends to implement the knowledge into his practice. After that, he would be allowed to petition for reinstatement of an unconditional license.