Board allows Bangor doctor who gave up active license due to illness to practice again

By Seth Koenig, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 10, 2013, at 4:16 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Bangor doctor is being allowed to practice again under supervision after a prolonged illness forced her to give up her active license, a top Maine medical board announced Thursday.

The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine reached a consent agreement with Dr. Alexandra Craig this week in which Craig will be granted a conditional license to practice medicine, according to a board announcement.

According to the board, Craig changed her active license to inactive status in 2010 “due to personal health reasons.” She then applied to have her license reactivated in October 2011 “following an extended absence from practice due to illness,” the board continued in its Thursday announcement.

Craig showed the board she was able to pass an examination to prove her clinical skills are up to date, and she agreed to close supervision and patient-by-patient consultations with a physician monitor as part of her agreement with the board.

“Because the consent agreement places a restriction on the licensee’s ability to practice, it is considered disciplinary action,” the board announcement reads, in part. “In this case, however, the licensee is not being disciplined for improper actions. Rather, the board is seeking to ensure public safety while also helping the licensee to return to practice.”

Prior to her 2010 illness, which was not disclosed by the board, Craig was listed as an internal specialist and hospitalist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bangor.

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