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Former NH physician facing misconduct allegations agrees not to return to state

November 14. 2017 12:56PM

CONCORD — A doctor of osteopathy who worked in the emergency room of a New Hampshire hospital has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine and not to return to New Hampshire to practice medicine, according to the state Board of Medicine.

Geoffrey M. Giordano, D.O., had faced a hearing with the board regarding allegations of professional misconduct, the board said in a release.

Granted a New Hampshire medical license in early February 2016, Giordano was reported to the board March 14, 2016 by the hospital where he worked in the emergency room, the release says, which was Frisbee Memorial Hospital.

Allegations investigated by the board included that Giordano allegedly had staff call the police and released a minor patient to them to be jailed without performing a psychiatric or medical evaluation. Girodano also was accused in emergency-room communications breakdowns in January and February of 2016 in which he allegedly contradicted or cancelled orders made by other staff members, the release says, and allegedly loudly confronted other staff.

As part of a settlement agreement with the board, Giordano accepted a reprimand and fine, will participate in continuing education, will arrange for a clinical evaulation from the Sante Center for Healing in Argyle, texas and will provide a copy of the settlement agreement to any current or future employers for a period of one year, the release says.

The agreement between with Giordano can be viewed below:

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