2015 Citations and Disciplinary Actions

Last Updated: 12/24/2015

CITE AND FINE

Sharon R. Freeman (OPT 9837)
Corte Madera, CA

Effective July 24, 2015, by Stipulated Settlement, Accusation No. CC 2012-195 was withdrawn and a citation was issued to Sharon R. Freeman (OPT 9837) with an address of record in Corte Madera, CA, for Failure to Refer to an Appropriate Physician (BPC §3110(y)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PETITION FOR REDUCTION OF PENALTY OR EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION

Bradley, David Alan (OPT 7747)
Yuba City, CA

On December 12, 2014, David Alan Bradley (OPT 7747), with an address of record in Yuba City, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective December 11, 2013, by Stipulated Settlement for Gross Negligence, Incompetence, Unprofessional Conduct, and Failure to Refer (BPC §§ 3110, 3110(b), (d), and (y)). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on January 23, 2015. The Petition was granted and is effective April 22, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Bui, Duc (OPT 11044)
San Jose, CA

On April 16, 2015, Duc Bui (OPT 11044), with an address of record in San Jose, CA, filed a Petition for Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective December 11, 2013, by Stipulated Settlement. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on August 28, 2015. The Petition was denied and is effective December 23, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Nguyen, Mai-Anh Chtn (OPT 11482)
San Jose, CA

On March 9, 2015, Mai-Anh Chtn Nguyen (OPT 11482), with an address of record in San Jose, CA, filed a Petition for Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective December 11, 2013, by Stipulated Settlement for Unprofessional Conduct: Insurance Fraud; False Medical Record; False Documents Related to Optometry; and Fraud, Misrepresentation or Dishonesty (BPC §§810(a)(1), (a)(2), 3105, 3106, and 3110(e)). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on April 23, 2015. The Petition was granted and is effective July 16, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Pham, Brittany Quynh (OPT 10398)
Santa Clara, CA

On October 1, 2014, Brittany Quynh Pham (OPT 10398), with an address of record in Santa Clara, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective June 27, 2013, by Stipulated Settlement for Unprofessional Conduct – Insurance Fraud, Alteration of Medical Records, and False Representation of Facts (BPC §§ 810(a)(1), (a)(2), 3105, 3106, 3110(a), (e), and (f)). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on November 21, 2014. The Petition was denied and is effective January 29, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Pirmohamed, Salimah Moez (OPT 13918)
Escondido, CA

On September 26, 2014, Salimah Moez Pirmohamed (OPT 13918), with an address of record in Escondido, CA, filed a Petition for Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective September 26, 2013, by Proposed Decision for a Criminal Conviction for Driving with a Blood Alcohol Level of 0.08% or More, and Using Alcohol in a Manner Dangerous to Self or Others (BPC §§ 490, 3110(k), and (l)). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on November 21, 2014. The Petition was granted and is effective January 29, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Schroeder, Stephen (OPT 8321)
Lake Elsinore, CA

On December 15, 2014, Stephen Schroeder (OPT 8321), with an address of record in Lake Elsinore, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective December 11, 2013, by quorum following the granting of Respondent’s Petition for Reinstatement. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on January 23, 2015. The Petition was granted, in part, modifying the term of probation from four years to two years. The decision of the Board is effective April 22, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Tom, Gregory Lawrence (OPT 10427)
Pleasanton, CA

On December 12, 2014, Gregory Lawrence Tom (OPT 10427), with an address of record in Pleasanton, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective December 11, 2013, following the granting of his Petition for Reinstatement. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on January 23, 2015. The Petition was denied and is effective April 22, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Toy, Leland Chung Hong (OPT 6128)
Pleasanton, CA

On November 22, 2014, Leland Chung Hong Toy (OPT 6128), with an address of record in Pleasanton, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective October 12, 2012, by Proposed Decision for Gross Negligence, Failure to Maintain Adequate and Accurate Records, and Failure to Refer to an Appropriate Physician (BPC §§ 3110(b), (q), and (y)(1)). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on January 23, 2015. The Petition was denied and is effective April 29, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Wei, Jolyn (OPT 13614)
Los Angeles, CA

On September 22, 2014, Jolyn Wei (OPT 13614), with an address of record in Los Angeles, CA, filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective September 20, 2013, by Stipulated Settlement for Convictions of a Substantially Related Crime (BPC §§490 in conjunction with CCR title 16 §1517, 3110(f), (k), and (l)). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on November 21, 2014. The Petition was granted and is effective February 6, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Young, Lawrence Edwin (OPT 8618)
Rowland Heights, CA

On March 19, 2015, Lawrence Edwin Young (OPT 8618), with an address of record in Rowland Heights, CA, filed a Petition for Early Termination of Probation (Petition). Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation effective December 11, 2013, following the granting of his Petition for Reinstatement. A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on April 23, 2015. The Petition was granted and is effective July 16, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PETITION FOR REINSTATEMENT

Thornton, Larry Franklin (OPT 6369)
Los Angeles, CA

On December 4, 2014, Larry Franklin Thornton (OPT 6369), with an address of record in Los Angeles, CA, filed a Petition for Reinstatement (Petition). Respondent's optometry license was revoked effective July 14, 2003, by Default Decision for Unprofessional Conduct – Disciplinary Action by Another State (BPC §§141(a) and 3090(b)). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on January 23, 2015. The Petition was denied and the Decision was adopted on March 30, 2015. On April 27, 2015, Petitioner filed a Petition for Reconsideration. The Petition for Reconsideration was considered on August 28, 2015. The Board found that good cause did not exist to set aside the previous Decision. The Board's Decision denying the Petition for Reinstatement is effective October 30, 2015. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PROBATION

Armstrong, Richard Paul (OPT 9196)
Torrance, CA

Effective April 1, 2015, the license of Richard Paul Armstrong (OPT 9196), with an address of record in Torrance, CA, was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his license was placed on three years probation for a Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime, Use of Alcohol and Drugs in a Manner Dangerous to Self or Others, Any Action or Conduct that would have Warranted the Denial of a License, and Violating any Provision of the Optometry Practice Act (BPC §§490, 3110(a), (f), (l), and (k)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

REVOKED

Ackley, Kimberley Dawn (OPT 8923)
Corona, CA

Effective March 4, 2015, the license of Kimberley Dawn Ackley (OPT 8923), with an address of record in Corona, CA, was revoked for Patient Abandonment, Repeated Negligent Acts, Failure to Produce Medical Records, and Failure to Maintain Medical Records for Seven Years (BPC §§ 3110, 3110(a), (c), and (x)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Nguyen, Huyen Mong (OPT 10148)
Sacramento, CA

Effective March 13, 2015, the license of Huyen Mong Nguyen (OPT 10148), with an address of record in Sacramento, CA, was revoked for failure to comply with multiple probation terms. Respondent’s optometry license was placed on probation for five years, effective May 18, 2011, for failure to comply with multiple probation terms. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Stensland, Stig Eric (OPT 9172)
Stockton, CA

Effective October 1, 2015, the license of Stig Eric Stensland (OPT 9172), with an address of record in Stockton, CA, was revoked for failure to comply with multiple probation terms. Respondent’s license was placed on probation for five years effective December 11, 2013, by stipulated settlement, for Criminal Convictions, and Use of Alcohol to an Extent or in a Manner Dangerous or Injurious to Himself or Others (BPC §§3110(k) and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

SURRENDERED

Lonowski, Patrick Allen (OPT 12330)
Modesto, CA

Effective October 1, 2015, the license of Patrick Allen Lonowski (OPT 12330), with an address of record in Modesto, CA, was voluntarily surrendered for a Criminal Conviction, Use of Alcohol in a Manner Dangerous to Self or Others, and Committing a Crime and Act Violating Law and Regulation (BPC §§3110(k), 490, 3110(l), CCR title 16 §1517, and BPC §3110(a), respectively.) Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION VIA PC23 ORDER

Anderson, Susanne Wilch (OPT 6613)
San Luis Obispo, CA

On December 8, 2015, the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo ordered Susanne Wilch Anderson (OPT 6613), with an address of record in San Luis Obispo, prohibited from engaging, either directly or indirectly, in any activity for which a certification of registration to practice optometry is required during the pendency of the criminal and administrative proceedings. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

For a summary of the disciplinary action, please contact the Board at 916-575-7170.