The Medical Board of California has disciplined a California plastic surgeon by requiring that she be monitored and placing her on five-years probation. Dr. Laleh Shaban’s settlement of the allegations against her will allow her to continue to operate her practice, Revive MD Medical Group, and allow her to provide her patients with aesthetic services and wellness packages.
The California Attorney General’s complaint against Dr. Shaban reportedly accused her of gross negligence with regard to five patients who received treatment from her practice between 2016 and 2018. The complaint reportedly accused Dr. Shaban of failing to obtain informed consent from patients, failing to accurately and adequately document and maintain patient history, failing to discuss the risks of treatment, and allowing non-licensed “health coaches” to administer treatments.
Dr. Shaban blamed a former, disgruntled employee for the investigation into her and her practice: “I have always strived to provide the best possible medical care in a professional manner since I began practicing medicine in 1996 and I will continue to do so … Unfortunately one of my former employees vowed to damage my reputation and disrupt my business by making false reports to authorities and news outlets.”
According to the Medical Board of California’s website, Dr. Shaban made no admissions but was charged with aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine in the care and treatment of one patient; gross negligence in the care and treatment of two patients; repeated negligent acts, failed to maintain adequate and accurate medical records, violated statutes regulating dangerous drugs or controlled substances and unprofessional conduct in the care and treatment of multiple patients.
Effective December 31, 2020, Dr. Shaban was placed on five years’ probation until the anticipated end date of December 30, 2025. Terms and conditions include, but are not limited to, completing a medical record keeping course and an ethics course; completing a clinical competence assessment program; obtaining a practice monitor; prohibited from prescribing human chorionic gonadotropin treatments or performing platelet-rich plasma procedures until successful completion of the clinical competence assessment program; submitting proof of notification of Decision and Accusation to required parties; prohibited from supervising physician assistants and advanced practice nurses; submitting quarterly declarations of compliance with all conditions of probation; complying with the Board’s probation unit; prohibited from engaging in the practice of medicine in Dr. Shaban’s or patient’s place of residence, unless the patient resides in a skilled nursing facility or other similar licensed facility; and paying costs associated with probation monitoring.
Dr. Shaban’s acceptance of the stipulated settlement is not an admission of guilt.
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