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Several Minnesota doctors disciplined by regulatory board this month

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Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

According to the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, the following doctors across the state have been subject to disciplinary action:

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Leland H. Brenholt, L.Ac., #1336c/o Sat Nam Community Center 214 East Howard Street, #4 Hibbing:

Date of Birth: November 9, 1969

Date of Action: July 14, 2009

Nature of Misconduct: Failure to comply with a court order for child support.

Action Taken: Mr. Brenholt's license to practice acupuncture is suspended effective July 17, 2009.

Belinda Charleston-Green, R.C.P. #22331662 Freemont Avenue St. Paul:

Date of Birth: March 18, 1967

Date of Action: July 11, 2009

Nature of Misconduct: Unethical and unprofessional conduct.

Action Taken: Ms. Charleston-Green's registration is conditioned as follows:

She is reprimanded.

Within 45 days, she shall write and submit a paper, for review and approval by the Complaint Review Committee, addressing patient safety as it relates to assessing medical emergencies and the management of airway emergencies, and a description of the corrective measures she has implemented into her practice.

She shall meet quarterly with a designated Board member.

This Order shall remain in effect for a minimum of one year.

Kristine S. Hentges, M.D. #40468729 Theis Drive Shakopee:

Date of Birth: June 10, 1966

Date of Action: July 11, 2009

Nature of Misconduct: Unprofessional and unethical conduct; improper prescribing practices.

Action Taken: Dr. Hentges's license is conditioned and restricted as follows:

She is reprimanded.

She is prohibited from prescribing Schedule I through V controlled substances until she has successfully completed the following, pre-approved, courses. The courses must be completed within six months:

Chemical dependency awareness.

Chronic pain management.

Professional boundaries.

Upon successful completion of the required coursework, she may submit a petition for reinstatement of her narcotic prescribing privileges.

Six months after resuming the prescribing of narcotics, she shall submit to a random audit of her prescribing practices.

She shall maintain a daily log of all controlled substance prescriptions. The log shall be made available for monthly review by her supervising physician and for quarterly review by her designated Board member.

She shall practice in a pre-approved group setting.

She shall meet monthly with a pre-approved supervising physician who shall submit quarterly reports to the Board.

She shall meet quarterly with a designated Board member.

She shall pay a $4,994 civil penalty within six months.

This Order shall remain in effect for a minimum of two years.

Dennis R. Jacobson, M.D. #181838747 160th Street Glencoe:

Date of Birth: May 28, 1942

Date of Action: July 11, 2009

Nature of Misconduct: Unprofessional and unethical conduct; engaging in conduct with a patient that is sexual or may reasonably be interpreted by the patient as sexual.

Action Taken: Dr. Jacobson voluntarily surrenders his license as follows:

1. He shall voluntarily surrender his license to practice medicine and surgery in Minnesota.

2. Upon the surrender of his license, the Board agrees to close its files in this matter.

3. If he seeks re-licensure in Minnesota, the Board may re-open its investigation.

Julie A. Krenik, M.D. #422583 Century Avenue Hutchinson:

Date of Birth: April 4, 1972

Date of Action: July 11, 2009

Nature of Misconduct: Unprofessional and unethical conduct; improper management of medical records; improper prescribing practices.

Action Taken: Dr. Krenik's license is conditioned and restricted as follows:

1. She is reprimanded.

2. She shall successfully complete, within one year, the following pre-approved courses:

a. Chronic pain management;

b. Headache management;

c. Chemical dependency awareness;

d. Boundaries; and

e. Medical records management.

3. She shall submit to a random audit of her patient charts after which the Committee may recommend further audits as deemed appropriate.

4. She shall practice in a pre-approved group setting.

5. She shall meet monthly with a pre-approved supervising physician who shall submit quarterly reports to the Board.

6. She shall develop, and submit for approval by the Committee, a written protocol for the management and tracking of controlled substance prescriptions, including refills.

7. She shall develop, and submit for approval by the Committee, a contract for use with patients who receive controlled substances for the treatment of chronic pain.

8. She shall meet on a quarterly basis with a designated Board member.

9. She shall pay a civil penalty of $4279 within six months.

10. This Stipulation and Order shall remain in effect for a minimum of two years.

Thomas R. Lorenz, M.D. #335802239 Red Oak Drive SW Brainerd:

Date of Birth: October 4, 1951

Date of Action: July 11, 2009

Nature of Misconduct: Unprofessional and unethical conduct; inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients; improper management of medical records; becoming addicted or habituated to a drug or intoxicant.

Action Taken: Dr. Lorenz' license is conditioned and restricted as follows:

He is reprimanded.

He shall participate in the Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP) and fully comply with all terms and conditions of his HPSP Participation Agreement and Monitoring Plan, including any modifications resulting from this Order.

He shall meet quarterly with a designated Board member.

He shall pay a $1,914 civil penalty within six months.

He may petition for reinstatement of an unconditional license upon successful completion of his HPSP Participation Agreement and upon submission of satisfactory evidence of a minimum of three years of documented, uninterrupted recovery.

Mark A. Shoemaker, P.A. #882217021 Helium Street NW Ramsey:

Date of Birth: November 1, 1950

Date of Action: July 11, 2009

Nature of Misconduct: Unprofessional and unethical conduct; improper management of medical records; improper prescribing practices.

Action Taken: Mr. Shoemaker's registration is conditioned and restricted as follows:

1. He is reprimanded.

2. He shall successfully complete the following pre-approved courses within 12 months:

a. Chronic pain management,

b. Chemical dependency awareness,

c. Pharmacology,

d. Boundaries,

e. Internal medicine review course relevant to the work of a physician assistant, and

f. Medical records management;

3. He shall develop, and submit for Committee approval, a written protocol for the management and tracking of prescriptions.

4. He shall submit to a random audit of his practice within six months of completion of the above referenced courses.

5. He shall practice in a pre-approved group setting.

6. He shall obtain a pre-approved supervising physician who shall submit quarterly reports to the Board.

7. He shall meet quarterly with a designated Board member.

8. He shall pay a civil penalty of $3282.50 within six months.

9. This Order shall remain in effect for a minimum of two years.

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