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Florida Department of Health Issues Suspension and Restriction Orders

June 04, 2018

Communications Office

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health issued 37 Emergency Suspension Orders (ESOs) and Emergency Restriction Orders (EROs) during May for serious violations including the commission of crimes, violations of standards of care, drug use, impairment, drug diversion, sexual misconduct or student loan defaults.

  • Jeffrey M. Abelon, Licensed Massage Therapist, Atlantic Beach
  • Amber Elizabeth Adkison, Licensed Practical Nurse, Apalachicola & Ocala
  • Chenae Lyndeal Baker, Certified Nursing Assistant, Brandon
  • Jennifer Lynn Beard, Licensed Practical Nurse, Palatka
  • Ricardo Alfredo Bedoya, Medical Doctor, Jupiter
  • Johnny C. Benjamin, Medical Doctor, Vero Beach
  • Sarah Lynn Brown, Registered Nurse, North Port
  • Carl Carr, Certified Nursing Assistant, Clearwater & Minneapolis MN
  • Mona L. Chatelain, Certified Nursing Assistant, Margate
  • Lori Ann Fong-Folden, Registered Nurse, Deltona
  • Alissa L. Gordon, Certified Nursing Assistant, Brandon
  • Tonya M. Gordon, Certified Nursing Assistant, Miami
  • Calvin Jermaine Hamilton, Registered Nurse, Tampa
  • Richard H. Horton, Certified Nursing Assistant, St. Petersburg & Largo
  • Crystiana M. Hunter, Certified Nursing Assistant, Chipley
  • Amina L. Jerez, Mental Health Counselor Intern, Miami & Naranja
  • Jolie Lynn Katz, Licensed Practical Nurse, Royal Palm Beach & Boynton Beach
  • Donna Marie Licata, Registered Pharmacy Technician, Delray Beach
  • Russell Lamar Locke, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Cocoa
  • Kristyn Rae Megargee, Registered Nurse, Orlando & Daytona Beach
  • Juan Pablo Mendiz, Licensed Massage Therapist, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Brett D. Nadel, Chiropractor, Roswell, GA
  • Forest William Neff Jr, Licensed Practical Nurse, Parrish
  • Daniel J. Perez, Licensed Massage Therapist, Coconut Creek
  • Jaquanda S. Perry a/k/a Jaquanda Ketter, Certified Nursing Assistant, St. Petersburg
  • Aaron Jay Peterson, Registered Nurse, Boynton Beach
  • Carlos Ysrael Ramos, Licensed Massage Therapist, Naples
  • Charity Robinson, Licensed Practical Nurse, Orange City
  • Gilbert Sanchez, Medical Doctor, Montgomery, AL
  • Sandra L. Sanders, Licensed Practical Nurse, Pompano Beach
  • Destiny Amber Saxon, Licensed Practical Nurse, Orange Park
  • Chelsi Marie Schultz, Registered Nurse, Naples & Marco Island
  • William Edward Simpkins Jr, Registered Nurse, Cape Coral
  • Andrea J. Stumpf, Certified Nursing Assistant, Fort Myers
  • Bijan Tanbakuchi, Acupuncturist, Ft. Lauderdale
  • Linda Diane Varisco, Chiropractor, Tamarac
  • Teresita Maria Viera, Medical Doctor, Hollywood


ESO/EROs are not considered final agency action. The individual is entitled to a hearing before final action is taken by a regulatory board or by the department.

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