Thief River Falls doctor disciplined
A Thief River Falls doctor was one of four physicians disciplined last week by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. Dr. Denise McSherry, 41, was reprimanded by Minnesota officials for an offense in Florida, in which she was disciplined by tha...
A Thief River Falls doctor was one of four physicians disciplined last week by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.
Dr. Denise McSherry, 41, was reprimanded by Minnesota officials for an offense in Florida, in which she was disciplined by that state's medical board for allegedly prescribing pharmaceuticals over the Internet without examining the patient. Last year in Florida, for the 2006 incident, McSherry was assessed fees and fines totaling about $11,500, according to an Internet posting of the Florida board's action.
The Minnesota medical board, after its Nov. 8 meeting, said her discipline consisted of a reprimand, complying with all terms imposed on her Florida medical license and that she may petition for "an unconditional license" in Minnesota after she provides evidence that she has complied with the Florida board's disciplinary action.
McSherry received a doctor of osteopathy degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1994, according to a medical professional Web site.
Until this year, she was on the staff of Dakota Clinic in Thief River Falls with a listed specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. She also was advertised on the Internet as doing cosmetic surgery, including liposuction, part of a "Medispa" at the former Northwest Medical Center in Thief River Falls.
But after MeritCare of Fargo entered the market in Thief River Falls a year ago, buying the hospital and consolidating clinics and medical centers, McSherry did not join MeritCare, said a MeritCare official in Thief River Falls.
McSherry remains in Thief River Falls but apparently is not practicing medicine, the MeritCare official said.
Attempts by the Herald on Tuesday to obtain a telephone listing for McSherry, or to contact her, were unsuccessful.
The board also reprimanded and fined Dr. Jed Downs, 51, Duluth, and Dr. Pastor Colon, 69, Crystal, Minn., for alleged inappropriate behavior with female patients.
Dr. Stanislav Kruglikov, Minneapolis, was reprimanded for allegedly treating patients while drunk; his license had been suspended for the same reason in 2003 and reinstated in 2005.
The board also reprimanded Anthony Ahles, a respiratory care practitioner in Wyoming, Minn., for violating an order of the board.