Yuma, AZ local doctor's licensed suspended

Today when our local main-stream media newspaper listed the following story regarding the suspension of my medical doctor Alaaeldin Babiker for “Unprofessional Conduct” I was taken aback and surprized:
 
"Yuma doctor's license suspended
 
By Joyce Lobeck, Yuma Sun Staff Writer | Posted: Thursday, January 2, 2014 10:30 pm
 
The license of Dr. Alaaeldin Babiker, a Yuma internal medicine specialist, has been suspended after a meeting in December of the Arizona Medical Board in which it concluded that “the public health, safety or welfare imperatively requires emergency action.”
 
According to the interim order filed Dec. 18 by the board, Babiker’s “license to practice allopathic medicine in the state of Arizona, License No. 28043, is summarily suspended and he is prohibited from practicing medicine in the state of Arizona and is prohibited from prescribing any form of treatment including prescription medications or injections of any kind.”
 
The board document states that “the interim findings of fact and conclusions of law constitute written notice to respondent of the charges of unprofessional conduct made by the board against him.”
 
The document also states that Babiker is entitled to a formal hearing “as expeditiously as possible.”
Calls over several days to Babiker’s office were met with the recorded message that the mailbox for the phone number was full. A woman who answered his home phone said that the physician was not at home.
 
Babiker had practiced in Yuma for several years and had an internal medicine practice at 2140 W. 24th St., Suite A. He graduated in 1982 from the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum, Sudan. He served an internal medicine internship from 1996 to 1999 at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.
 
The Arizona Medical Board staff initiated an investigation into Babiker on Jan. 4, 2013, upon receipt of a patient complaint about inadequate follow-up care. According to a board document, the staff discovered that Babiker “prescribed controlled substances to his wife on multiple occasions and there were indications that he might be diverting this medication to himself. Respondent admitted to board staff that he did not maintain records for his wife.”
 
Babiker was referred to the board’s Physician Health Program for an assessment, which was completed on Oct. 23, The PHP consultant recommended that the respondent undergo a comprehensive evaluation, which he refused to do. He also refused to sign a practice limitation offered to him by board staff.
 
On Dec. 4, the board received two patient complaints stating that Babiker was allowing an unlicensed medical provider to see and treat patients at his practice. During a medical board staff inspection of his office two days later, the doctor’s assistant told them she could not reach Babiker although his waiting room was full of patients. Upon a tour of his office, the staff observed “used syringes, needles, dirty cotton balls and other unsanitary materials strewn on the floor and desks in the patient rooms and in respondent’s personal office.”
 
During an evaluation of Babiker on Dec. 8, “evaluators diagnosed respondent with opioid dependence, alcohol abuse, alprazolam abuse and amphetamine abuse” and concluded that it was unsafe for him to practice until he completed treatment.
 
In another finding of fact, the document states that Babiker “made several false statements to board staff during the interview. Respondent claimed to have hospital privileges when he did not. Respondent said that he only prescribed controlled substances to his wife a few times while his wife’s treating provider was out of town but records show he has prescribed controlled substances to his wife many times since 2008.”
 
Therefore, the board concluded, the conduct of Babiker constituted “unprofessional conduct” pursuit to state statute and ordered an emergency suspension of his license to practice medicine.”“ End of Story.
 
I am willing to testify on behalf of my friend Alaaeldin Babiker regarding his medical professional conduct.
 
I wonder if his race and ethnic background made him a target by the Yuma Sun, since I have known for fact that other Yuma, AZ medical doctors have been suspended by the Arizona Medical Board for “using controlled substances.”  However, one particular medical doctor went through a treatment; obtained his medical doctor license and he is now operating from two offices. 
 
In another instance last year, where I required immediate medical attention, my wife took me to see my old friend Roberto Garcia, MD, a family practitioner of Yuma, AZ.  Because Dr. Garcia had posted public ads that stated  “Walk-Ins Are Welcomed” - his wife Martha Garcia told my wife that I "had to set-up an appointment before I can be seen by Dr. Garcia, my next option was the hospital’ emergency room.  I believe that a complaint with the Arizona Medical Board was in order but I decided not to file a complain, since there were some skeletons in the closet.  
 
Refer to:
 
http://www.garciamedicine.com/index.html
http://www.garciamedicine.com/about.html
http://www.garciamedicine.com/services.html
http://www.garciamedicine.com/inquiries.html
http://www.garciamedicine.com/contact.html
 
 

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Miguel Angel Contreras is the founding and chairmen emeritus of the Federal Hispanic Law Enforcement Officers Association www.fhleoa.org and the principal agent and representative of a class action lawsuit of discrimination filed in 1995 against the Legacy U.S. Customs Service, later reorganized into the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2007, a U.S. District Court dismissed the class action on only one issue. The case, Miguel A. Contreras, et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security will never be forgotten. Dr. Contreras is a renowned leader with a firm commitment to diverse ethnic communities worldwide. He is recognized for his work ethics in the areas of leadership, civil rights advocate, social ethics, reform, and reconciliation. A noted criminal justice, law enforcement, security management, and community leader for more than 30 years, his expertise and extensive background in these subject areas have resulted in his being called for consultation with various organizations on issues dealing with law enforcement, security management, U.S. Customs, U.S. immigration issues, society, and social justice. Dr. Contreras, for 30 years served with distinction as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator and as a journeyman criminal investigator with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, such as the US Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, www.ice.gov US Customs Service's Offices of Investigations and Internal Affairs, www.ice.gov US Drug Enforcement Administration, www.dea.gov US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, www.atf.gov US Immigration & Naturalization Service, www.ice.gov and US Defense Investigative Service, www.dss.mil. He served with the Lansing Police Department www.lansingpolice.com as a police officer and corrections officer with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan, www.ingham.org/sh in the late 1970s. Dr. Contreras honorably retired from federal law enforcement service on October 4, 2006. He has lectured foreign national federal police personnel in national security issues, and has traveled to several countries as a Federal law enforcement official. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), designation granted by the American Society for Industrial Security, www.asisonline.org a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), designation granted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, www.acfe.com a Diplomate of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts (DABLEE), designation granted by the American College of Forensic Examiners, www.acfei.com and Certified Security Supervisor (CSS) and Certified Protection Officer (CPO), designations granted by the International Foundation for Protection Officers, www.ifpo.org. A consummate no-nonsense law enforcement and security management expert, is a driving-force of numerous coalitions across ideological, cultural and social spectrum, he has served on numerous local, regional and national boards assisting communities. Dr. Contreras received his Associate Applied of Science degree and Associate in Business at Arizona Western College, www.azwestern.edu and Lansing Community College, www.lcc.edu respectively, and a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Michigan State University, www.msu.edu a Master in Theology and Apologetics, and a Doctor of Theology degree at Calvin School of Apologetics & Theology, www.calvinschool.info a Master of Theology in Christian Counseling, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theology, and a Doctor in Theology in Pastoral Counseling at Northwestern Theological Seminary, www.northwesternseminary.com. He also conducted advanced graduate studies in security management at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, www.le.ac.uk. In January 2005, he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Northwestern Theological Seminary. Dr. Contreras is currently an ordained minister with the Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (LEPC). He was a former minister and pastor with the Assemblies of God. He also offered totally free Christian counseling and preached for free at the Crossroads Mission Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center and at other locations in Yuma, AZ and nation-wide. Dr. Contreras never received compensation or was paid for his pastoral, preaching or Christian Counseling services.

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Miguel Angel Contreras is the founding and chairmen emeritus of the Federal Hispanic Law Enforcement Officers Association www.fhleoa.org and the principal agent and representative of a class action lawsuit of discrimination filed in 1995 against the Legacy U.S. Customs Service, later reorganized into the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2007, a U.S. District Court dismissed the class action on only one issue. The case, Miguel A. Contreras, et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security will never be forgotten. Dr. Contreras is a renowned leader with a firm commitment to diverse ethnic communities worldwide. He is recognized for his work ethics in the areas of leadership, civil rights advocate, social ethics, reform, and reconciliation. A noted criminal justice, law enforcement, security management, and community leader for more than 30 years, his expertise and extensive background in these subject areas have resulted in his being called for consultation with various organizations on issues dealing with law enforcement, security management, U.S. Customs, U.S. immigration issues, society, and social justice. Dr. Contreras, for 30 years served with distinction as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator and as a journeyman criminal investigator with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, such as the US Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, www.ice.gov US Customs Service's Offices of Investigations and Internal Affairs, www.ice.gov US Drug Enforcement Administration, www.dea.gov US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, www.atf.gov US Immigration & Naturalization Service, www.ice.gov and US Defense Investigative Service, www.dss.mil. He served with the Lansing Police Department www.lansingpolice.com as a police officer and corrections officer with the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan, www.ingham.org/sh in the late 1970s. Dr. Contreras honorably retired from federal law enforcement service on October 4, 2006. He has lectured foreign national federal police personnel in national security issues, and has traveled to several countries as a Federal law enforcement official. He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), designation granted by the American Society for Industrial Security, www.asisonline.org a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), designation granted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, www.acfe.com a Diplomate of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts (DABLEE), designation granted by the American College of Forensic Examiners, www.acfei.com and Certified Security Supervisor (CSS) and Certified Protection Officer (CPO), designations granted by the International Foundation for Protection Officers, www.ifpo.org. A consummate no-nonsense law enforcement and security management expert, is a driving-force of numerous coalitions across ideological, cultural and social spectrum, he has served on numerous local, regional and national boards assisting communities. Dr. Contreras received his Associate Applied of Science degree and Associate in Business at Arizona Western College, www.azwestern.edu and Lansing Community College, www.lcc.edu respectively, and a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Michigan State University, www.msu.edu a Master in Theology and Apologetics, and a Doctor of Theology degree at Calvin School of Apologetics & Theology, www.calvinschool.info a Master of Theology in Christian Counseling, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theology, and a Doctor in Theology in Pastoral Counseling at Northwestern Theological Seminary, www.northwesternseminary.com. He also conducted advanced graduate studies in security management at the University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, www.le.ac.uk. In January 2005, he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Northwestern Theological Seminary. Dr. Contreras is currently an ordained minister with the Lutheran Evangelical Protestant Church (LEPC). He was a former minister and pastor with the Assemblies of God. He also offered totally free Christian counseling and preached for free at the Crossroads Mission Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center and at other locations in Yuma, AZ and nation-wide. Dr. Contreras never received compensation or was paid for his pastoral, preaching or Christian Counseling services.