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Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Eliot Spitzer


Subject No. 046-185

Removal of Doctors' Names from the List of Physicians Authorized to Treat or Conduct Independent Medical Examinations of Workers' Compensation Claimants

Date: May 4, 2007

FEDERICO C. COLORES, M.D. (Authorization No. 153353-8W)

Please be advised that, by Consent Order (BPMC No. 07-56) of the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, effective March 20, 2007, Dr. Federico Colores' license to practice medicine in New York State was limited to preclude any patient contact and any practice of medicine, clinical or otherwise.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Colores from the list of authorized physicians, effective April 25, 2007. Dr. Colores current address is 107 Merriam Road, Broadalbin, New York 12025-2217.

Dr. Colores is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Colores for treatment or examinations rendered prior to March 20, 2007 are valid, but are invalid for any treatment or examinations rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Colores regarding treatment or examinations he rendered prior to March 20, 2007 should not be denied due to the limitation of his license or his removal from the list of authorized physicians.

MARK H. FLEISCHER, M.D. (Authorization No. 126371-4W)

Please be advised that, by Consent Order (BPMC No. 07-01) of the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, effective January 10, 2007, Dr. Mark Fleischer surrendered his license to practice medicine in New York State.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Fleischer from the list of authorized physicians, effective April 25, 2007. Dr. Fleischer's current address is 101 Maple Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004.

Dr. Fleischer is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Fleischer for treatment or examinations rendered prior to January 10, 2007 are valid, but are invalid for any treatment or examinations rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Fleischer regarding treatment or examinations he rendered prior to January 10, 2007 should not be denied due to the surrender of his license or his removal from the list of authorized physicians.

JAMES W. FOLLETTE, M.D. (Authorization No. 144544-4W)

Please be advised that, by Consent Order (BPMC No. 07-58) of the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, effective March 20, 2007, Dr. James Follette was found to have engaged in professional misconduct.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Follette from the list of authorized physicians, effective April 25, 2007. Dr. Follette's current address is 7499 James Street, Fayetteville, New York 13066.

Dr. Follette is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Follette for treatment or examinations rendered prior to April 25, 2007 are valid, but are invalid for any treatment or examinations rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Follette regarding treatment or examinations he rendered prior to April 25, 2007 should not be denied due to his removal from the list of authorized physicians.

MICHAEL HAMMER, M.D. (Authorization No. 155357-7W)

Please be advised that, by Consent Order (BPMC No. 07-64) of the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, effective March 30, 2007, Dr. Michael Hammer was found to have engaged in professional misconduct.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Hammer from the list of authorized physicians, effective April 25, 2007. Dr. Hammer's current address is 3730 Brookwood Road, Birmingham, Alabama 35223.

Dr. Hammer is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Hammer for treatment or examinations rendered prior to April 25, 2007 are valid, but are invalid for any treatment or examinations rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Hammer regarding treatment or examinations he rendered prior to April 25, 2007 should not be denied due to his removal from the list of authorized physicians.

PIETER A. KARK, M.D. (Authorization No. 169991-7B)

Please be advised that, by Consent Order (BPMC No. 07-68) of the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, effective April 6, 2007, Dr. Pieter Kark's license was limited prohibiting him from ever registering to practice medicine in the State of New York.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Kark from the list of authorized physicians, effective April 25, 2007. Dr. Kark's current address is 1600 Villa Street, Apartment 305, Mountain View, California 94041.

Dr. Kark is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to and conducting independent medical examinations of individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Kark for treatment or examinations rendered prior to April 6, 2007 are valid, but are invalid for any treatment or examinations rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Kark regarding treatment or examinations he rendered prior to April 6, 2007 should not be denied due to the limitation of his license or his removal from the list of authorized physicians. In addition, testimony and/or depositions concerning independent medical examinations conducted through April 5, 2007 may be provided.

ABSYLOM K. NYAMEKYE, M.D. (Authorization No. 208330-1W)

Please be advised that, by Commissioner's Order of the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, effective April 9, 2007, Dr. Absylom Nyamekye has been ordered not to practice medicine in the State of New York or in any other jurisdiction where that practice is predicated on a valid New York State license to practice medicine.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Nyamekye from the list of authorized physicians, effective April 25, 2007. Dr. Nyamekye's current address is Metropolitan Detention Center, Inmate No. 09574-029, 80 29th Street, P. O. Box 329002, Brooklyn, New York 11232.

Dr. Nyamekye is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Nyamekye for treatment or examinations rendered prior to April 9, 2007 are valid, but are invalid for any treatment or examinations rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Nyamekye regarding treatment or examinations he rendered prior to April 9, 2007 should not be denied due to the above Order or his removal from the list of authorized physicians.

Any questions regarding this matter should be referred to the Office of General Counsel at 518-486-9564.

 

Donna Ferrara
Chair