SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 20, 2003--Facing formal charges of wrongdoing by the Medical Board of California, Los Angeles physician Charles Phillip Loeb, III, M.D. surrendered his license to practice medicine, effective Feb. 14, 2003.
admitted in his
stipulated surrender of his
was convicted of a crime that is substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of a physician in violation of Business and Professions Code sections 2234(a) and 2236, pursuant to his
plea of nolo contendere of sexual exploitation of a patient-a felony; and He
failed to obtain an internal medicine consultation or other appropriate medical consultation to evaluate another patient's preexisting medical problems before performing two surgeries on the patient, failed to properly evaluate, diagnose or treat a complaint of that patient's, and failed to maintain adequate and accurate medical records. Loeb
agreed that these acts of unprofessional conduct constituted causes for discipline.If he
ever files an application for reinstatement of his
California medical license, in addition to complying with all the laws and procedures for reinstatement, he
would have to reimburse the Board's
Division of Medical Quality $5,000 for the costs of investigation and prosecution of his
The mission of the Medical Board of California is to protect healthcare consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied healthcare professions, and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act.
If you have a question or complaint about the healthcare you are receiving, the Board encourages you to visit its Web site at http://www.medbd.ca.gov/, or for questions call the Consumer Information Line at 916/263-2382, or with complaints call 800/633-2322.
Contact: Medical Board of California Candis Cohen, 916/263-2394