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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Subject No. 046-634

Changes to the List of Health Care Providers Authorized to
Render Services to Injured Workers
Under the Workers' Compensation Law

Date: Date: September 30, 2013

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law § 13-b, a provider must be licensed and registered with the New York State Education Department in order to maintain a Workers’ Compensation Board authorization(s).

The following have been removed from the list of providers authorized to treat injured workers and/or perform independent medical examinations within the New York State workers' compensation system based on information provided by the New York State Education Department indicating that they do not currently have an active license to practice medicine in New York State.

NAME LAST KNOWN CITY OF PRACTICE AUTHORIZATION NUMBER* EFFECTIVE DATE
Sohn, David Bronx, NY 108270-0B July 8, 2013
Batash, Leo Rego Park, NY 153085-6W July 8, 2013
Allen, Gil Flushing, NY C01512-5B July 11, 2013
Altman, Michael Kenmore, NY C11853-1W July 11, 2013
Arguelles, Elizabeth Out of State 238165-5W July 11, 2013
Benkert, August Malverne, NY C01694-1W July 11, 2013
Beranbaum, Elliott Out of State 085874-6B July 11, 2013
Berke, Charles Brooklyn, NY P02370-6W July 11, 2013
Braunstein, Lynn Rego Park, NY 168847-2W July 11, 2013
Bryant, Clark Medina, NY 209967-9W July 11, 2013
Capone, Salvatore Brooklyn, NY 086554-3W July 11, 2013
Chase, Ronald Brooklyn, NY 117370-7W July 11, 2013
Chirch, Lisa Stony Brook, NY 236559-1B July 11, 2013
Choksi, Kishore New Hyde Park, NY 118210-4W July 11, 2013
Christian, Garrison Ithaca, NY 244259-8W July 11, 2013
Chu, Chin New York, NY 117065-3B July 11, 2013
Couch, George Watertown, NY 074707-1W July 11, 2013
Daar, Lisa Cedarhurst, NY S08544-9B July 11, 2013
Dalakos, Theodore Syracuse, NY 110351-4W July 11, 2013
Darbandi, Sarah Slingerlands, NY 260860-2W July 11, 2013
D'Auria, Linda Croton-On-Hudson, NY P04394-4W July 11, 2013
Dawood, Maha Johnson City, NY 260629-1W July 11, 2013
Debenedictis, Elissa Mount Vernon, NY C08070-7W July 11, 2013
Estey, Drucilla Rochester, NY C05113-8W July 11, 2013
Fishman, Michael Victor, NY 201654-1W July 11, 2013
Fuchs, Paul New York, NY 073069-7W July 11, 2013
Gani, Jerina White Plains, NY 245016-1W July 11, 2013
Gibson-Berry, Kimberly Mt. Morris, NY 228697-9W July 11, 2013
Golijanin, Dragan Rochester, NY 238844-5W July 11, 2013
Goller, Henry Orchard Park, NY 089555-7W July 11, 2013
Green, Kenneth Manlius, NY 130245-4W July 11, 2013
Halboth, Philip Saratoga Springs, NY S03846-3W July 11, 2013
Jacobs, Jessica Out of State 244327-3W July 11, 2013
Joshi, Nikhil Rochester, NY 255603-3W July 11, 2013
Kay, Thomas Riverdale, NY S07992-1B July 11, 2013
Khuu, Chau Brooklyn, NY 237238-1W July 11, 2013
Kim, Hotek Johnson City, NY 121583-9W July 11, 2013
Krohn, Arthur White Plains, NY 093047-9W July 11, 2013
Lagattuta, Benita East Northport, NY C05731-7W July 11, 2013
Lewy, Dolores San Jose Tarrytown, NY 105540-9W July 11, 2013
Lichtmacher, Abraham Out of State 138912-1W July 11, 2013
Lieberman, Jon Hampton Bays, NY S06027-7B July 11, 2013
Lorenson, Leslie Forest Hills, NY 085473-7W July 11, 2013
Marcus, Fred Syosset, NY 132700-6B July 11, 2013
Mayer, Anthony Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 125883-9W July 11, 2013
Naqvi, Zafar Elmsford, NY 117705-4W July 11, 2013
Ng, Yin Bronx, NY 203284-5W July 11, 2013
Peterson, Alfred Binghamton, NY 071441-0W July 11, 2013
Pyrda, Pawel Whiteboro, NY C09264-5W July 11, 2013
Rao, Kattingeri Flushing, NY 125243-6W July 11, 2013
Rashid, Husayn Rochester, NY 121749-6W July 11, 2013
Reddy, Munagala Long Beach, NY 127986-0W July 11, 2013
Sommerville, David Richfield Springs, NY 175163-5W July 11, 2013
Song, James Out of State 123285-9W July 11, 2013
Sonny, Marya Out of State 215697-4W July 11, 2013
Specker, Robert New York, NY P02516-4W July 11, 2013
Spring, John Vestal, NY 081048-1W July 11, 2013
Stavis, Donald Out of State 123804-7W July 11, 2013
Suran, Steven Lido Beach, NY P02995-0W July 11, 2013
Westcott, Sarah Altamont, NY C09281-9W July 11, 2013
Yap, Leding Tuckahoe, NY 114508-5W July 11, 2013
Young, Lawrence Brooklyn, NY 113960-9W July 11, 2013
Zabarsky, Gary Woodmere, NY 160864-5W July 11, 2013
Wald, Arnold Bedford, NY 047760-4W July 19, 2013
Drivas, Gustave Staten Island, NY 186334-9W July 19, 2013

*Providers authorized to treat only, have an authorization number ending in "W" – Providers authorized to treat and perform independent medical examinations, have an authorization number ending in "B" – Providers authorized to perform independent medical examinations only, have an authorization number ending in "I"

These providers are prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers and/or from performing independent medical examinations. Reports submitted for services rendered prior to the effective date, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine any of the above for services rendered prior to the effective date, should not be denied due to the removal of their authorizations.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director's Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair