Board suspends Belfast doctor, calls her a ‘danger to her patients’

Bangor Daily News
Posted Oct. 15, 2010, at 1:31 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — City ear, nose and throat doctor Elizabeth McBride was suspended without a hearing by the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine on Tuesday.

“The board reviewed information which raised serious concerns about Dr. McBride’s prescribing practices and overall fitness to practice medicine,” according to a press release from the board of licensure. “Based upon review of the information, the board determined that Dr. McBride presented an imminent danger to her patients.”

There will be an adjudicatory hearing to address the suspension in November.

McBride is listed on the Waldo County General Hospital website as a physician practicing with Maine Otolaryngology Surgery Associates, but a woman answering the telephone at that office Thursday said that the doctor is on medical leave.

All of the board’s disciplinary actions are reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, the Health Integrity and Protection Data Bank and the Federation of State Medical Boards Action Data Bank. Those reports are regularly reviewed by every state licensing board in the country, according to the press release.

Any resident can request an investigation of a physician or physician assistant by contacting the board of licensure at 287-3608.

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