Experienced Professional Licensing Lawyers For Applications And Disciplinary Hearings Defense

Based in Chicago, Illinois, the experienced lawyers of the Goldberg Law Group assist chiropractors and other doctors in Arizona with Blue Cross/Blue Shield audits, Medicare and Medicaid cases, and a host of other issues that have an impact on any professional practice.

Attorneys Serving Arizona Professional Licensing And Medical Regulations Clients

Michael K. Goldberg leads a skilled staff that provides timely advice, sound counsel and attentive representation for a wide range of critical licensing issues, including:

  • Unprofessional conduct
  • Medical malpractice
  • Substance abuse and DUI
  • Criminal investigations, charges and convictions
  • License probation
  • License suspension and revocation
  • Applications for licensure
  • License application denials
  • Appeals
  • Board and administrative hearings
  • Diversion programs
  • Appearances before licensing boards​
  • Investigations and interviews
  • Complaints and accusations
  • Petitions for judicial review
  • Disciplinary and grievance proceedings
  • Trial proceedings

Licensing board complaints may be filed by anyone who interacts with a physician: patients, their family members, other health care providers and employees. Increasing awareness of this fact, aided by consumer groups and state laws which require posting patient bills of rights in waiting rooms, has led to more medical board complaints being filed and sanctions imposed.

Disciplinary action can take the form of a reprimand, restrictions on a physician's practice, continuing medical education or monitoring requirements, probation, license suspension or revocation.

Doctors generally are required by contract to report disciplinary actions to their professional liability carriers, managed care plans and patients' health insurance plans. Federal law also requires that discipline be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, which hospitals must check before granting or renewing medical staff privileges.

A multitude of negative effects may flow from a single board complaint. Depending on the alleged offense and the board's conclusion, a physician's reputation and livelihood could be destroyed. So the importance of properly responding to a licensing board complaint cannot be overstated. Still, many physicians make crucial mistakes after a board complaint has been filed, which needlessly exposes them to additional professional risk.

When you need sound guidance for urgent legal issues in practice areas of health care law or professional licensing, you should contact the skilled attorneys at the Goldberg Law Group — serving clients in Greater Chicago, Illinois, and in Arizona. Arrange an initial consultation by calling 800-521-1506 toll free. We respond promptly to your email message.