Physicians, Practitioners or Providers Suspended Pursuant to Labor Code §139.21(a)(1)

Labor Code §139.21(a) provides for the suspension of physicians, practitioners, and providers from participating in CA ’s workers’ compensation system if they meet any of the following criteria:

A. Conviction of felony or misdemeanor that (i) involves fraud or abuse of the Medi-Cal or Medicare program, workers’ compensation system, or any patient; (ii) relates to the individual’s medical practice as it pertains to patient care; (iii) is a financial crime relating to Medi-Cal, Medicare, or the workers’ compensation system; or (iv) is otherwise substantially related to the qualifications, functions, or duties of a provider of services.*

B. Suspension due to fraud or abuse from the federal Medicare or Medicaid programs.

C. Surrender or revocation of the individual’s license, certificate, or approval to provide health care.

A suspension from participating in the workers’ compensation system means that they are unable to provide or obtain payment for any treatment, evaluation, or other service related to a claim for workers’ compensation.

*A physician, practitioner, or provider who has been suspended due to a conviction covered by paragraph (A) is also subject to having all pending lien claims consolidated and dismissed in a special lien proceeding, unless they can prove the liens did not arise from the conduct or activity that led to their suspension.

List of Physicians, Practitioners, or Providers Suspended Pursuant to Labor Code §139.21(a)(1)

Name Location Provider Type Licensing
Agency
Grounds for Suspension Effective Date
Onubah, Boniface Marina del Rey Neurologist CA Medical Board (B) and (C) 2/17/2017
Arguello, Carlos   

Chula Vista

Durable
Medical Equipment Provider
N/A (A)* 2/17/2017

Dahan, Daniel

Long Beach Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic
Examiners
(B) and (C) 2/17/2017
Anderson, Scott Dodd Carmichael Physician CA Medical Board (B) and (C) 3/21/2017
Hamid, Sultan Said Concord Surgeon CA Medical Board (B) and (C) 3/21/2017
Pakdel-Nabati, Touba Mira Loma Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners (A)* 3/21/2017
Ivar, Alan C. Costa Mesa Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic
Examiners
(A)* 3/24/2017
Barri, Michael Santa Ana Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic
Examiners
(A)* 4/3/2017
Cohen, Mitchell Fountain Valley Physician CA Medical Board (A)* 4/3/2017
Doshi, Tushar Newport Beach Physician CA Medical Board (A)* 4/3/2017
Garcia, Julian National City Durable
Medical Equipment Provider
N/A (A)* 4/14/2017
Marrujo, Jethro El Centro Interpreter N/A (A)* 4/14/2017
Beoris, Peter Anthony Montague Physician CA Medical Board (B) and (C) 4/14/2017
Nguyen, Quynam Orange Physician CA Medical Board (A)* 4/25/2017
Drobot, Michael D. Newport Beach Hospital Operator N/A (A)* 4/28/2017
Martinez, Ruben Marcial Murietta Businessperson N/A (A)* 4/28/2017
Reese, George Mira Loma Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners (A)* 4/28/2017
Sobol, Phillip Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgeon CA Medical Board (A)* 5/4/2017
Heric, Thomas Los Angeles Physician CA Medical Board (A)* and (B) 5/4/2017
Severt, Raymond Santa Ana Physician CA Medical Board (A)* and (C) 5/4/2017
Johnson, Kenneth Wayne Taft Physician CA Medical Board (A)*, (B) and (C) 5/4/2017
Howser, Steven Santa Fe Springs Durable
Medical Equipment Provider
N/A (A)* 5/15/2017
Drobot, Michael R. Newport Beach Provider of Pharmaceutical Services N/A (A)* 5/15/2017
Yang, Jason Pasadena Psychiatrist CA Medical Board (A)* 6/1/2017
Van Dyck, Neil Sheridan Podiatrist CA Board of Podiatric Medicine (A)* 7/7/2017
Rigler, Steven Jay San Diego Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic
Examiners
(A)* 7/27/2017
Iglesias, Fermin Glendale Durable
Medical Equipment Provider
N/A (A)* 8/2/2017
Gogatz, Robert Murrieta Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic
Examiners
(C) 8/8/2017
Sayat, Leovigildo Lompoc Physical Therapist Physical Therapy Board of CA (A)* 8/8/2017
Barkal, Paul San Diego Physician CA Board of Chiropractic
Examiners
(A)* 8/8/2017
Martinez, Alexander Kiev El Centro Durable
Medical Equipment Provider
N/A (A)* 8/8/2017
Rose, Robert Alva Irvine Physician CA Medical Board (A)* 8/14/2017
Campau, Jeffery Yorba Linda Durable Medical Equipment Provider N/A (A)* 9/17/2017
Chavez, Rafael U. Rancho Cucamonga Physician Assistant CA Physician Assistant Board (C) 9/19/2017
Hong, Simon* Herlog Medical Clinic Operator N/A (A)* 9/19/2017
Mirallegro, Landen Yorba Linda Durable Medical Equipment Provider N/A (A)* 9/19/2017
Wenneker, Wendell Napa Physician CA Medical Board (C) 9/19/2017
Yang, Chi Hong * San Gabriel Physician CA Medical Board (A)* and (C) 9/19/2017

Physicians, Practitioners and Providers Issued a Notice of Suspension

September 2017