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
Boniface Onubah Marina del Rey Neurologist CA Medical Board (B) and (C) 2/17/2017
Carlos Arguello  

Chula Vista

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

Daniel Dahan

Long Beach Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic
Examiners
(B) and (C) 2/17/2017
Scott Dodd Anderson Carmichael Physician CA Medical Board (B) and (C) 3/21/2017
Sultan Said Hamid Concord Surgeon CA Medical Board (B) and (C) 3/21/2017
Touba Pakdel-Nabati Mira Loma Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners (A)* 3/21/2017
Alan C. Ivar Costa Mesa Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic
Examiners
(A)* 3/24/2017
Michael Barri Santa Ana Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic
Examiners
(A)* 4/3/2017
Mitchell Cohen Fountain Valley Physician CA Medical Board (A)* 4/3/2017
Tushar Doshi Newport Beach Physician CA Medical Board (A)* 4/3/2017
Julian Garcia National City DME Provider N/A (A)* 4/14/2017
Jethro Marrujo El Centro Interpreter N/A (A)* 4/14/2017
Peter Anthony Beoris Montague Physician CA Medical Board (B) and (C) 4/14/2017
Quynam Nguyen Orange Physician CA Medical Board (A)* 4/25/2017
Michael D. Drobot Newport Beach Hospital Operator N/A (A)* 4/28/2017
Ruben Marcial Martinez Murietta Businessperson N/A (A)* 4/28/2017
George Reese Mira Loma Chiropractor CA Board of Chiropractic Examiners (A)* 4/28/2017
Phillip Sobol Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgeon CA Medical Board (A)* 5/4/2017
Thomas Heric Los Angeles Physician CA Medical Board (A)* and (B) 5/4/2017
Raymond Severt Santa Ana Physician CA Medical Board (A)* and (C) 5/4/2017
Kenneth Wayne Johnson Taft Physician CA Medical Board (A)*, (B) and (C) 5/4/2017
Steven Howser Santa Fe Springs DME Provider N/A (A)* 5/15/2017
Michael R. Drobot Newport Beach Provider of Pharmaceutical Services N/A (A)* 5/15/2017
Jason Yang Pasadena Psychiatrist California Medical Board (A)* 6/1/2017
Neil Van Dyck Sheridan Podiatrist CA Board of Podiatric Medicine (A)* 7/7/2017

Physicians, Practitioners and Providers Issued a Notice of Suspension

July 2017