Lawyers Providing Careful Handling Of Medical Licensing Issues

Medical professionals are under tremendous pressure every day. Dealing with matters of life and death, and the quality of life concerns of your patients places great strain on you. If the expectations have led you to make a mistake, whether a DUI, drug use or disruptive behavior, you are not the only one. But now, with your license, credibility and career on the line, you must make wise decisions, starting with choosing a lawyer who understands what you are facing.

At Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., we work with medical professionals in Harrisburg, Hershey, Lancaster and throughout the region who have come under scrutiny for acts that threaten their professional licensure. Our goals are threefold: to get you help for the underlying issue, to defend your medical license and to restabilize your career. Our attorneys have extensive experience in administrative law and criminal law, allowing us the ability to provide you the legal support you need when you are being investigated and questioned.

Serving A Wide Range Of Health Professionals

Our Harrisburg lawyers have experience representing a variety of medical professionals in administrative hearings and disciplinary proceedings before the Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA). We understand how to work with the State Board of Medicine, the State Board of Pharmacy and all other bodies that oversee professionals in our state. Our clients include:

  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Chiropractors
  • Osteopaths
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dentists

Many of our clients face addiction-related issues. They have received forms from the Physicians Health Monitoring Program (PHMP) or similar entities. We are deeply familiar with the PHMP, the Physicians Health Program (PHP), the Voluntary Recovery Program (VRP), SARPH for pharmacists, the Disciplinary Monitoring Unit (DMU), and other programs and bodies that deal with medical professionals with addiction. We encourage you to get in touch with our lawyers before getting involved in these programs, as they may limit your rights. We can help make sure the program benefits you the way it should.

Licensing And Medical License Defense Issues For Professionals Outside Pennsylvania

In addition to license defense work for in-state clients, we also help health care professionals from other states. Some of our clients have run into roadblocks in acquiring a license to practice in Pennsylvania, perhaps because they were disciplined in another state. Other clients worked here in the past but have since relocated and are now facing disciplinary action by a Pennsylvania board. We will provide you with the advice and advocacy you may need if you find yourself in a situation such as this.

Contact A Physician License Defense Attorney

If you are a medical professional and would like to speak with a lawyer about a pending administrative hearing or any other aspect of professional licensing, call Caldwell & Kearns, P.C., at 717-743-1682 or contact us online. Our office is conveniently located just off I-81 in Harrisburg.