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Milbridge doctor running against Collins reprimanded for unprofessional conduct

 Milbridge physician who has said she’ll run against U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in 2020 has been reprimanded by the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine for engaging in unprofessional conduct.

Dr. Cathleen London earlier this month entered into a consent agreement with the board that prohibits her from prescribing methadone and placed her license to practice medicine on probation for an indefinite period of time, according to a media release the board issued Thursday.

Nine complaints concerning London were received in late 2016 and throughout 2017, the release said.

“The complaints included allegations regarding inappropriate interactions with patients, inappropriate interactions with other professionals, inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances, violating patient confidentiality, violating board rules and inappropriate use of the prescription monitoring program,” the board said in announcing the agreement.

London’s attorney, Sandra Rothera of Bangor, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Complaints concerning London’s conduct included her letting her dogs roam the office, criticizing patients’ support of President Donald Trump, violating the rule of the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program, and being rude to patients, other physicians and pharmacists.

To read the rest of “Milbridge doctor running against Collins reprimanded for unprofessional conduct,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Judy Harrison, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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