Spine surgeon, New Jersey ASC operator has license temporarily suspended after inappropriate texts with patients: 5 details

A spine surgeon who operates two ASCs in New Jersey had his license temporarily suspended after allegations of inappropriately contacting two patients, according to a report from the North Jersey Record.


Five things to know:

1. Louis Quartararo, MD, allegedly exchanged inappropriate text messages, images and videos with patients from October 2011 to May 2016. A court order alleges he had an "inappropriate sexual relationship" with a former patient, according to the report.

2. Dr. Quartararo signed two court orders with the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners in March without admitting guilt.

3. Under the orders, Dr. Quartararo will undergo inpatient psychosexual evaluation and treatment.

4. Dr. Quartararo's license is also suspended in New Jersey and New York and he cannot provide medical care for patients or have contact with patients until the suspension is lifted. The order also prevents him from entering his office during business hours or in the presence of patients.

5. The New Jersey licensing board can modify the order or pursue further action at any time.

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