Maine Pediatrician Fined

AUGUSTA, ME - On July 13, 2015 the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine entered into a consent agreement with Olugbenga Adedipe, M.D.

This disciplinary action is based on Dr. Adedipe's obtaining an emergency medical license by fraud or deceit by indicating that he had successfully completed Step 3 of the United States Licensing Examination (USMLE) within three attempts. Dr. Adedipe agreed to pay a $1,000 fine. Dr. Adedipe most recently practiced medicine in Calais, Maine.

Dr. Adedipe had originally applied for and been granted an emergency license to practice medicine in Maine based, in part, on his attestation that he met all requirements for licensure, including passage of the USMLE within three attempts. While obtaining information regarding Dr. Adedipe's permanent license application, the Board determined that Dr. Adedipe passed the USMLE on his fifth attempt.

In addition to the payment of the fine, the Consent Agreement granted Dr. Adedipe a waiver of the USMLE requirement and granted him a permanent medical license, contingent upon his meeting all other licensure requirements.

All Board disciplinary actions are reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank and the Federation of State Medical Boards Action Data Bank. These reports are regularly reviewed by every state licensing board in the country.

The Board is made up of 6 physicians, 3 public members, and a physician assistant appointed by the Governor. Disciplinary actions taken by the Board are available to the public either by telephone at (207) 287-3601, or on the Board's website at www.maine.gov/md.

The Board of Licensure in Medicine is the State of Maine agency charged to protect the health and welfare of the public by verifying the qualifications of physicians to practice, and disciplining physicians for unprofessional conduct and incompetence. Any citizen can request an investigation of a physician or physician assistant by contacting the Board office by telephone at (207) 287-3608, by letter, or by visiting the Board's web site.

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