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Minneapolis doc busted for 5 DUIs in 7 years; granted Iowa medical license


This news story was published on January 2, 2012.
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A Minneapolis doctor who has been caught driving while under the influence 5 times in 7 years and who applied for an Iowa medical license has been disciplined by the Iowa Board of Medicine.

Gregory L Thalken, a 30 year old physician who practices radiology, entered into a consent agreement with the board on December 6, 2011.  Thalken had submitted an application for a permanent Iowa medical license on April 18th, 2011.  The board received information that indicates that Dr. Thalken was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) on five occasions between December 1, 2002 and December 19th, 2009.  Dr. Thalken has completed an alcohol treatment program, stopped using alcohol and regularly attends Alcoholics anonymous.

Under the terms of the December 6, 2011 Consent Agreement, the Board granted Dr. Thalken a permanent  Iowa medical license, issued him a public reprimand due to concerns about the DUIs and referred him to the Iowa Physician Health Program for substance abuse treatment and monitoring.

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4 Responses to Minneapolis doc busted for 5 DUIs in 7 years; granted Iowa medical license

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    Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Where is “Minnapolis” at? Glad to hear that he is sober now.

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    This doctor will be monitored carefully. It’s the ones who have never been caught who are a problem.

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    Jim Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    IF you have enough money, you can commit murder and get away, oj is an example

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    Peter Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Who does this guy think he is…House?