November 15, 2013

Waterville physician surrenders license during investigation

Former Inland Hospital doctor Michael Durr was under investigation for incompetent practice, according to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine’s website.

By Rachel Ohm rohm@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

A Waterville physician voluntarily surrendered his license while under investigation by the state medical board for care related to a single patient, according to a board news release Thursday.

The physician, Michael Durr, retired in January from Inland Hospital on Kennedy Memorial Drive, according to hospital spokeswoman Sara Dyer.

Durr surrendered his license while he was under investigation for incompetent practice, according to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine’s website. It is described as “conduct indicating lack of ability or fitness to discharge duty owed by licensee to patient.”

Randal Manning, executive director of the Board of Licensure in Medicine, said in a phone interview Thursday that the board rarely conducts investigations into physicians’ practices that are not the result of an individual or hospital issuing a complaint. Because Durr voluntarily surrendered his license, the board will discontinue the investigation, he said. Further details are confidential and are not being released, Manning said.

He would not say whether more than one person had complained.

It is possible for Durr to apply to have his license returned, but in order to do so the board would have to resume its investigation, Manning said.

The hospital has no other information on Durr, including how long he worked at Inland, Dyer said.

He could not be reached for comment Thursday.

Durr received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., in 1980, according to the board’s website. He was first licensed in Maine in 2004 with a specialty in general surgery.

 

Rachel Ohm— 612-2368 rohm@centralmaine.com

 

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