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Muscatine Journal (Iowa)
Muscatine doctor faces sanctions
April 9, 2008

MUSCATINE, Iowa — A psychiatrist from Muscatine has had his license indefinitely suspended, officials from the Iowa Board of Medicine said this morning.

Richard Michaelson of Muscatine, who was placed on indefinite probation in December, has now had his license suspended for failing to follow orders of the board issued because of substance abuse problems.

Specifically, Michaelson consumed alcohol, did not comply with a drug screening program, did not attend required counseling sessions and did not pay his fine, among others.

He could not be reached immediately this morning for comment.

Michaelson entered an agreement with the board in August 2006 because of alcohol dependence.

Richard Michaelson

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