April 26, 2012
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CBME vacates suspension of Dr. Joel Miller
The Colorado Board of Medical Examiners has vacated its suspension of a local doctor’s license. Dr. Joel Miller, operator of High Country Medical at 535 Yampa Ave. in Craig, met with the CBME Thursday to appeal the suspension of his license to practice as a physician in the state of Colorado. His license was suspended last month when he declined to comply with a Colorado Physician Health Program recommendation that Miller seek an out of state medical assessment to evaluate a potential alcohol abuse problem. According to the CBME order, the suspension was vacated when the “respondent, through counsel, and CPHP, provided adequate confirmation to the Board of Respondent’s compliance with CPHP’s recommendations.” The order went into effect Aug. 31, according to the CBME order. Attempts to reach Dr. Miller have been unsuccessful thus far.
Drug Enforcement Administration agents were part of a search warrant executed Tuesday at Dr. Joel Miller's High Country Medical Office at 535 Yampa Ave. Jeff Dorschner, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Colorado, confirmed Friday the DEA's participation in the search at Miller's office during which authorities seized an undisclosed number of patient records. Dorschner could not comment on whether local law enforcement agencies participated in the search. However, he had a rebuttal for one of Miller's comments.
Law enforcement action was taken earlier this week against a local doctor, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release issued Thursday. Dr. Joel Miller, D.O., operates High Country Medical at 535 Yampa Ave., in Craig. During a search, authorities seized patient files, according to the release. Miller was seeing patients as of Thursday and confirmed the action at his office took place Tuesday.