Disciplinary actions

  • Synopses of public license actions are posted on a current basis as they are made public.
  • The listings generally will remain for three months.
  • After three months, this information may be found in the Public Action Reports in the BME Newsletters
  • To determine if there has been action against a physician's license:
    • look up the licensee in our database
    • disciplinary action will be indicated by a "yes" in the "public file" row on the results page
    • if there is a public file, click the "yes" link to download a .pdf file of the documents.
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Recent actions

BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS - MARCH 2017

Effective Mar. 17, the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Tao Chen, MD, lic. no. MD.29601, Mobile AL, is placed on probation, subject to certain terms and conditions.

On Mar. 15, the Board accepted the voluntary surrender of the certificate of qualification and license to practice medicine in Alabama of Robert M. Ritchea, MD, lic. no. MD.19887, Phenix City AL.


MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION - MARCH 2017

On Mar. 7, the Commission entered an Order denying the application for reinstatement of license of Wallace B. McGahan, Jr., MD, lic. no. MD.9963, Decatur AL.

On Mar. 7, the Commission entered an Order continuing restrictions on the license to practice medicine in Alabama of William Ricardo Montiel, MD, lic. no. MD.18168, Prattville AL, and further restricting his controlled substances prescribing to Schedules III, IV and V only (effective 45 days from the date of the Order).


MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION - FEBRUARY 2017

On Feb. 22, the Commission entered an Order placing on probation the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Gary A. Moore, MD, lic. no. MD.27668, Oneonta AL.

On Feb. 22, the Commission entered an Order suspending for six months the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Scott A. Prechter, MD, lic. no. MD.34434, Meridian MS.


BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS - FEBRUARY 2017

On Feb. 15, the Board issued an Order dismissing without prejudice the Order to show Cause issued against the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Luc Frenette, MD, lic. no. MD.16051, Trussville AL, and placing certain conditions.

On Feb. 15, the Board issued an Order restricting the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Anthony Lessa, MD, lic. no. MD.26315, Talladega AL, effective 30 days from the date of the Order.

On Feb. 15, the Board accepted the voluntary surrender of certificate of qualification and license to practice medicine in Alabama of Charles T. Sirna, MD, lic. no. MD.16076, Rainbow City AL.

On Feb. 15, the Board issued an Order placing on probation the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Lawrence T. Williams, DO, lic. no. DO.100, Montgomery AL.

Effective Feb. 1, the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Lawrence T. Williams, DO, lic. no. DO.100, Montgomery AL, is temporarily suspended until such time as the Board has held a hearing and a decision is rendered.

Effective Feb. 1, the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Anthony Lessa, MD, lic. no. MD.26315, Talladega AL, is temporarily suspended until such time as the Board has held a hearing and a decision is rendered.


MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION - JANUARY 2017

Effective Jan. 26, the Commission entered an Order summarily suspending the license to practice medicine in Alabama of James E. Mallette, III, D. O., lic. no. DO.749, Florence AL.


BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS - JANUARY 2017

On Jan. 31, the Board denied the application of Charles S. Fillingane, DO, Jackson MS, for a certificate of qualification to practice medicine in Alabama.  Dr. Fillingane has appealed the denial.

Upon the stipulation of the parties, on Jan. 18 the Board issued a Consent Order placing on probation the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of  Herbert V. Allen, III, M. D., lic. no. MD.9362, Mobile AL.

Effective Jan. 18, Rex A. Rawls, MD, lic. no. MD.25511, Mobile AL, voluntarily surrendered his certificate of qualification and license to practice medicine in Alabama.


MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION - DECEMBER 2016

Effective Dec. 30, the Commission entered an Order indefinitely suspending the license to practice medicine in Alabama of Barry Neal Lumpkins, MD, lic. no. MD.24548, Florence AL.

On Dec. 23, the Commission denied the request of John Percy Hagler, MD, lic. no. MD.6566, Montgomery AL, for reinstatement of his license to practice medicine in Alabama.

On Dec. 20, the Commission entered an Order assessing an administrative fine against Stephen R. Sheppard, MD, lic. no. MD.10348, Mobile AL, and requiring either an accreditation plan and continuing medical education or to cease the office based surgical practice.


BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS - DECEMBER 2016

On Dec. 14, the Board accepted the voluntary surrender of the Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate of Richard L. Snellgrove, MD, lic. no. MD.16922, Fairhope AL.


Actions for CME (reprimand, fine, additional CME required):

Richard L. Cox, Jr., MD, lic. no. MD.8794, Birmingham AL

Walter E. Larisey, III, MD, lic. no. MD.9326, Tuscaloosa AL

Ian H. Thorneycroft, MD, lic. no. MD.15135, Mobile AL


Actions on ACSC for not being registered for PDMP (administrative fine):

Glenda B. Atilano, MD, lic. no. MD.18529, Montgomery AL

Charles E. Sharp, MD, lic. no. MD.15472, Birmingham AL


Actions on ACSC for prescribing controlled substances with expired ACSC (administrative fine):

None at this time.


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