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Okanogan County physician suspended; charges say he is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety

Press Release

Aug 25, 2018

The Washington Medical Commission has immediately suspended the medical license of physician William L. Dienst, Jr., (MD00025927) pending further proceedings.

Charges state that Dr. Dienst did not comply with recommendations made by a monitoring program for an evaluation. Allegations also say the monitoring program is unable to endorse Dr. Dienst as safe to practice with reasonable skill and safety.

Dr. Dienst has a residence in Okanogan County and has recently believed to have been practicing in Pacific County. He cannot practice as a physician in Washington until the charges are resolved. He has 20 days to respond to the charges and request a hearing.

The legal documents on this case are available online by clicking Provider Credential Search on the Department of Health website; copies can also be requested by calling 360-236-4700. Anyone who believes a health care provider acted unprofessionally is encouraged to call this number and report their complaint.

The Medical Commission promotes patient safety and enhances the integrity of the profession through licensing, rule-making, discipline, and education. Learn more about the Commission: doh.wa.gov/medical and follow the Medical Commission on Facebook and Twitter.


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