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Continued: Dermatologist banned from cosmetic surgery by state board

Chris Messerly, a malpractice attorney who represented Zwaschka, said Monday that the board’s action “is consistent with their charge. This will protect the public, and that’s certainly a good thing.”

The board’s discipline of Carney is his second.

In 2000, he was reprimanded, fined and ordered to practice with various restrictions after the board accused him of engaging in “inappropriate conduct” with a female patient. He also was required to undergo a psychiatric assessment, which revealed a depressive disorder and a personality disorder with “narcissistic features,” according to the 2000 board disciplinary order. He was found to be “prone to exercise exceeding[ly] poor judgment” and ordered to undergo individual psychotherapy.

The board reinstated Carney’s full privileges in 2002, finding he met the state’s requirements.

 

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