Hearing set in Mo. overstenting case

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A Missouri cardiologist whose license was suspended on Nov. 9, 2012, after he was accused of improperly stenting six patients has been given an administrative hearing date of Feb. 4.

The State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts in Missouri filed a complaint on Oct. 17, 2012, against Randall Meyer, MD, an interventional cardiologist at Central Missouri Cardiology in Jefferson City, alleging improper and excessive stenting of six patients in 2000 through 2011. The allegations were based on reports by three physicians who reviewed angiograms, other medical records and treated the patients and who concluded the procedures were unnecessary.

Meyer and his partners submitted sworn affidavits that said Meyer voluntarily ceased performing catheterization and stenting procedures on patients and handling emergency interventional procedures as of February 2012. A motion filed on Oct. 30, 2012, requesting the emergency suspension of Meyer’s license initially was denied, reconsidered and then granted.

Meyer or the board can file a motion requesting an earlier hearing date if either party desires.