Denver physician agrees to Interim Cessation of Practice

DENVER (April 20, 2016) —On April 19, 2016, Denver physician Dr. Andrew Ho agreed to an interim cessation of practice (ICP) agreement, meaning he may not practice medicine. According to the agreement, the Colorado Medical Board reviewed information on March 10, 2016, and April 14, 2016, concerning Dr. Ho’s care of six patients to whom he was prescribing controlled substances. 
 
The agreement states the Board “expressed concern regarding the quantities and combinations of controlled substances that Respondent [Dr. Ho] prescribed to patients; [and] Respondent’s prescribing of benzodiazepines in combination with opioids.”  The Board also expressed concern regarding Dr. Ho’s failure to adequately assess, document, and monitor patient medication therapy.  The Interim Cessation of Practice was agreed upon by the Board in lieu of a summary suspension and “pending further evaluation and investigation of Respondent to determine if further actions, if any, are warranted.”
 
The Division of Professions and Occupations, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), encourages consumers to verify a license and check for discipline before selecting a physician. If you suspect wrongdoing, consider filing a complaint with DORA. Visit askDORA.colorado.gov and click on “File a Complaint.”  
 
 
 

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