Medical Disciplinary Actions

The Medical Board of California licenses physicians and other doctor. It also investigates medical problems and problems corrective actions. The most serious penalties consist of license suspension, probation and cancellation.

These are the Los Angeles County doctors and specialists subject to major disciplinary actions in between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, 1998, according to medical board files. Usually, final actions are published only after all appeals are tired.

Dr. Hagop Garabed Bezikian, L.a: Felony criminal conviction for filing false income tax returns. Cancellation of license remained, three years’ probation. Efficient Sept. 4, 1998.

Dr. Stephen A. Cech, Westlake Town: Recommended controlled substances without authority. Revocation of license remained, license suspended for 90 days, seven years’ probation. Efficient Aug. 12, 1998.

Dr. Rurico R. Espinoza, Whittier: Felony criminal conviction for attempting to murder his separated other half. License revoked. Reliable Oct. 15, 1998.

Dr. Gordon S. Goei, Beverly Hills: Exercised medication with a suspended license, committed acts of gross negligence and incompetence in his care and treatment of a client, and breached terms of medical board probation. License withdrawed. Effective Oct. 9, 1998.

Dr. David Cary Hansen, Los Angeles: Rendered extreme treatment to 4 patients. Cancellation of license stayed, license suspended for 60 days, five years’ probation. Reliable Aug. 27, 1998.

Dr. David Nathaniel Michelson, Westlake Village: Broken terms and conditions of medical board probation. Cancellation of license stayed, three years’ added probation. Efficient Sept. 25, 1998.

License revoked. (On Oct. 19, 1998, the judge ruled the cancellation retroactive to Dec. 23, 1996.).

Dr. Ronald Eugene Pinkerton, Pico Rivera: Disagreement with paramedics concerning the location of a client. Disciplined through public letter of reprimand. * Effective July 10, 1997.

Dr. Raphael Schumert, Van Nuys: Failed to record the factors for ordering the intravenous administration of Demerol during the hospitalizations of two clients. Disciplined by means of public letter of reprimand. * Effective Aug. 11, 1998.

Dr. Alain Martin Vida, Pacific Palisades: Misdemeanor criminal conviction for aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine by his medical assistants at his six allergy and asthma clinics, false marketing, extreme treatment of clients, usage of a fictitious name without obtaining a fictitious name authorization from the medical board, and acts of gross negligence and duplicated neglect in his care and treatment of clients. Revocation of license stayed, license suspended for Thirty Days, four years’ probation. Reliable Oct. 5, 1998.

Dr. Clemmie Lee Williams, Long Beach: Disciplined by the U.S. Navy for failure to render safe, quality client care, showed deficits in his medical knowledge, knowledge and judgment, and insufficient and/or inaccurate medical record paperwork. Cancellation of license stayed, 5 years’ probation. Reliable Oct. 19, 1998.