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October 25, 2014

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State medical board disciplines Las Vegas physicians

CARSON CITY – A Las Vegas physician who had sexual relations with one of his patients and another doctor who fed her drug habit with false prescriptions have been disciplined by the state Board of Medical Examiners.

The board issued public reprimands to the two physicians and to three other Las Vegas doctors.

The board fined Dr. Antonino Gumina $5,000 for having sex with a 24-year-old female patient who became pregnant.

In a stipulation accepted by the board, Gumina, who has a family practice, agreed to reimburse the board $1,607 for the cost of its investigation.

The board originally revoked the license of Dr. Yvonne A. Barry, but then put her on probation for 48 months with a number of conditions.

She was accused of writing drug prescriptions for family members so they could be converted to her own use. The complaint by the board said she was dependent on drugs.

Among the drugs she falsely prescribed were Phentermine, Temazapam, Alpra Zolam and Zolpidem. Barry also failed to inform the board of three prior DUI arrests.

Her license was suspended for 156 days dating back to April 8 when the license was initially suspended. She must undergo drug treatment, submit to random hair and urine tests, and be monitored by a proctor for six months when her license is reinstated.

Under the agreement, Barry must complete 40 hours of community service in the practice of medicine, preferable in a school system or community clinic, officials said.

She was also ordered to pay the board $10,163 for the cost of its investigation.

The board imposed a $25,000 fine on Dr. Stella Chou, who would fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas to perform eye surgery at the Valley Eye Center. She was accused of performing the Lasik surgeries without the proper pre-operative evaluations or assessments in her absence.

The board said Chou didn't conduct a personal investigation to assure herself that licensed ophthalmologists or optometrists were on hand for the pre-operative assessments.

Under the stipulation, she agreed to pay the board $21,914 for the cost of the investigation. She does not live in Las Vegas and worked as an independent contractor.

Dr. Michael Rosenman of Las Vegas was publicly reprimanded and fined $2,500 for his failure to keep timely and complete medical records. He was charged in the complaint with billing an insurance company for treatment of patients that never occurred.

He was also ordered to reimburse the board $2,940 for the cost of its investigation

Dr. Carlos Inocencio was accused of practicing as a pain management specialist who was outside the scope of his family practice. The complaint said he over-prescribed drugs in the case of two patients who ultimately died.

Inocencio was issued a public reprimand and ordered to complete 10 hours of training on prescribed controlled substances. He was fined $1,500 and ordered to reimburse the board $6,259.

The board reprimanded Dr. Salvador G. Borromeo III, who agreed to a stipulation to complete 10 hours of continuing medical education on record-keeping. He was accused of deficient treatment in failing to refer a patient to a heart treatment facility in a timely manner.

He was ordered to reimburse the board $2,725 for the cost of its investigation.

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