Former Rockport doctor withdraws Maine license

Posted May 13, 2010, at 8:53 p.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — A former Rockport doctor voluntarily has withdrawn her state medical license. On May 12, Maine’s Board of Licensure in Medicine put Dr. Alice Androkites’ license withdrawal into effect, according to a press release.

The board had asked Androkites to return to Maine from Pennsylvania so the board could investigate a complaint against the doctor. The complaint alleged incompetence and states that Androkites failed to diagnose a medical condition, according to the board.

The situation is rare, according to the board’s executive director, Randal Manning. Usually in license withdrawals, the doctor moved, no longer practices, or the like. In this case, Manning said, “part of it was the lack of convenience of returning to deal with questions,” so the investigation could not be completed, and the doctor chose to withdraw her license. The license withdrawal is not a confession of guilt by the doctor, a press release from the board stated.

Androkites now holds an active medical physician and surgeon license in West Chester, Pa. Manning said this incident will have “no direct effect” on any medical practice she may have outside Maine. “Pennsylvania will become aware of her action in Maine, and I can’t predict what they will do about that,” Manning said in a phone interview Thursday.

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