Fla. board fines doctor for allowing unlicensed staffers to perform lipo

08/10/2010 | St. Petersburg Times (Fla.)

The Florida Board of Medicine levied a $50,000 fine and temporarily suspended the license of Dr. Yves N. Jean-Baptiste, who is accused of allowing unlicensed assistants to perform liposuction on a patient. The doctor is board certified in family medicine but not in plastic surgery. The medical board, as well as plastic surgeons and dermatologists, has expressed concern about physicians performing cosmetic procedures for which they have received little training.

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