News Release June 2, 2011
MEDICAL BOARD OF CALIFORNIA
June 2, 2011
Medical Board of California Accusation leads to surrender
of Seal Beach physicianís license
SACRAMENTO After being served with an Accusation, Seal Beach physician Ram P. Ramchandani stipulated to the surrender of his medical license. "The mission of the Medical Board is public protection, and this action reflects the Board's ongoing commitment to that mission," said Linda Whitney, executive director of the Medical Board.
On July 22, 2010, the Medical Board filed an Accusation against Ramchandani, alleging he violated Business and Professions (B&P) Code sections 2234(b) (Gross Negligence), 2234(c) (Repeated Negligent Acts), 2234(d) (Incompetence), and 2266 (Failure to Maintain Adequate and Accurate Records) in his care and treatment of three patients. The Board alleges Ramchandani failed to properly diagnose the illnesses of these patients when he did not do a proper workup for their complaints, failed to order appropriate tests to support his diagnoses, and failed to properly document his findings. Ramchandani ordered medications without documenting medical indication or necessity, failed to explain the medicationís side effects to his patients, and failed to order necessary follow-up evaluation required for some of those medications.
Ramchandani stipulated to the surrender of his medical license. The Stipulated Surrender of License and Order was adopted by the Medical Board on May 26, 2011, and the Order is effective at 5:00 p.m. on June 2, 2011.
The public record documents in this case can be accessed on our Web site at www.mbc.ca.gov under the heading "Enforcement Public Documents."
The mission of the Medical Board is to protect health care consumers through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied health care professions and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and, to promote access to quality medical care through the Board's licensing and regulatory functions.
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