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Sheridan doctor loses license for 1 year after unprofessional behavior, sexual advances

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Posted at 11:47 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 11:47:32-05

LANSING, Mich. — A Sheridan doctor accused of negligence, incompetence and making inappropriate sexual advances toward patients – among other violations of the Public Health Code – has been fined and had his license suspended for a year, according to a news release Tuesday.

The Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Sugery’s Disciplinary Subcommittee approved on Feb. 2 a consent order and stipulation that resolved a June 2020 complaint against Dr. Raymond Allard, 70.

That action resulted in a one-year suspension of Allard’s license and a $10,500 fine for the orthopedic surgeon.

“Michiganders who seek medical care from a doctor expect professionalism and an expert opinion on health issues,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said. “We have rules in place to ensure the health care provided by doctors meets certain standards, and when that expectation is not met, action must be taken.”

Allard had previous disciplinary action taken against him as well.

In August 2019, the Board issued a final order that Allard violated sections of the Public Health Code for failing to meet the standard of care in performing orthopedic surgery, resulting in high infection rates among patients, and failing to diagnose and treat infections, properly maintain patient charts and interact professionally with patients and staff.

The Board imposed a limitation on Allard’s license, requiring direct, onsite supervision until he successfully completed a comprehensive competency assessment and a boundaries course through the Center for Personalized Education for Professionals and obtained a satisfactory psychiatric evaluation.

He was also placed on probation to complete any education interventions or activities required as a result of the assessment and ordered to pay a fine.

LARA summarily suspended Allard’s license in June 2020, alleging the following violations:

  • Failing to release medical records to a patient
  • Failing to comply with the August 2019 order
  • Providing confidential patient information to another individual
  • “Bizarre” behavior exhibited and inappropriate conduct and sexual advances toward patients

To reinstate his license, Allard will have to complete professional assessments through the CPEP, among other terms.