One doctor received probation and is required to pay a $5,000 fine for inappropriate controlled-substance use, and another doctor is disciplined for not paying fines to another state's medical examiner's board.
Cottonwood Heights doctor John Corkery had his license to practice medicine placed on probation for three years and is required to pay a $5,000* fine for “unprofessional and unlawful conduct with respect to inappropriate controlled-substance use.” Springville doctor Steven MacArthur also was disciplined by the state with a simple public reprimand for failing to pay fines and fees relating to an order from the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners.
To see if your doctor has been disciplined by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, check out CW’s Doctor Discipline Database at Cityweekly.net/doctors for discipline records going back to 2000.
Utahns can now also search for discipline actions taken against thousands of Utah licensed professionals from contractors to dentists going back as far as 2007, as part of new enhanced search functions recently rolled out by the Utah Department of Commerce.
*Note: This blog has been updated from an earlier post to correct the fine amount for John Corkery