Craig doctor has license suspended by Colorado Medical Board
August 23, 2012
Craig — The Colorado Medical Board on Tuesday suspended the license of Dr. Joel Miller.
Miller, 54, of Hayden, operates High Country Medical in Craig. The Colorado Medical Board issued the decision citing concerns about an alleged alcohol abuse problem and Miller's ability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to his patients.
The board launched an inquiry of Miller last month and on July 12 ordered the local doctor to undergo an initial evaluation by the Colorado Physician Health Program, according to the Colorado Medical Board report. Miller met with CPHP director Dr. Doris Gunderson on July 17.
She later recommended to the Colorado Medical Board that Miller check into an out-of-state treatment facility to assess the significance of his alcohol use.
Miller subsequently has declined to participate in an assessment, according to the Colorado Medical Board report. That revelation influenced the board's decision to suspend his medical license Tuesday.
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