Neurosurgeon's license restricted over unnecessary spine surgery allegations: 4 details

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Washington state health officials restricted the license of a Spokane-based neurosurgeon after he was accused of performing spine surgeries that weren't medically necessary, according to a report from The Spokesman-Review.

Four details:

1. Jason Dreyer, DO, had his license restricted March 12 and will be unable to perform surgery until charges against him are resolved.

2. Dr. Dreyer practices at MultiCare Rockwood Clinic Neurosurgery and Spine Center. Patients accused him of overstating diagnoses and performing more invasive procedures than necessary from 2014 to 2017, when he was a surgeon at Walla Walla, Wash.-based Providence St. Mary Medical Center, according to the report.

3. A panel of physicians overseeing the board's review wrote that in seven instances, Dr. Dreyer cut and pasted language from a template into the patient's chart.

4. Dr. Dreyer has 20 days to appeal the decision.

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