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Doctor Suspended

Posted on 27th December 2011 at 09:04

For the second time in a week, a medical care provider in Pacific County has had his license to practice suspended. The Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery and the Washington Department of Health are announcing that the license of Doctor Ryan Chamberlin is being suspended immediately, amid allegations of substance abuse. In the charging documents, it’s alleged that Chamberlin appeared to be intoxicated when he treated at least one patient; both the state board and the Health Department say that Chamberlin cannot practice safely, as he poses an unacceptable risk to the public’s health, safety and welfare. Chamberlin is suspended from practicing until these charges are resolved; he has 20 days to respond to the charges and to ask for a hearing. This suspension was announced on Friday; on Tuesday of last week, the Medical Quality Assurance Commission announced the suspension of Ilwaco Doctor Brandon Adams, amid allegations that he was touching female patients in a sexual manner, and was failing to maintain proper records of controlled substances. It’s alleged that he actually traded narcotics for sexual favors in some instances.