The State Board of Medical Practice disciplined two Mayo doctors last month.
Dr. David J. Schwartz, a radiation oncologist, was disciplined by the board July 18 for “engaging in improper conduct likely to harm the public” and “becoming addicted or habituated to a drug or intoxicant.”
The board stayed a suspension of Schwartz’s license on the condition he participates in the Health Professionals Services Program. He can petition for reinstatement after three years of documented uninterrupted recovery.
Schwartz’s primary location of practice is listed as Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in La Crosse, Wis., with a secondary practice at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
The board also disciplined Dr. Michael Randall Johnson July 13, concluding he “engaged in conduct that departs from or fails to conform to the minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing medical practice.”
His license was conditioned and he was directed to complete pre-approved coursework in "post-operative orthopedic care, including assessment and treatment of complications” within six months.
Johnson is required to then write and submit a paper discussing what he learned before he is allowed to petition for reinstatement of an unconditional license.
Johnson is a Red Wing orthopedic surgeon working at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing and Lake City.