2017 Citations and Disciplinary Actions

Last Updated: 3/8/2019

CITE AND FINE

Blankas Jr, Samson Buted
North Hills, CA

Effective May 5, 2017, a $2500 citation was issued to Samson Buted Blankas, Jr., with an address in North Hills, CA, for Providing Optometric Services without a Valid, Unrevoked License to Practice Optometry (BPC §3040). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

Godfrey, Stephen Courtney (OPT 8476)
Walnut Creek, CA

Effective September 8, 2017, a $2000 citation was issued to Stephen Courtney Godfrey (OPT 8476) for conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications and duties of an optometrist (BPC §§3110(a), (f), (k) and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Gutierrez, Anacleto (OPT 5532)
Sacramento, CA

Effective November 15, 2017, a $250 modified citation was issued to Anacleto Gutierrez (OPT 5532) for advertising violations (BPC §§3078, 3098, and CCR §1513). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Swikard, Ioana M. (OPT 9860)
Solana Beach, CA

Effective December 5, 2017, a $2000 citation was issued to Ioana M. Swikard (OPT 9860) for Incompetence and Failure to Maintain Adequate and Accurate Records (BPC §§3110 (d), and (q)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Werkhoven, Luke Aris (OPT 11977)
Santa Barbara, CA

Effective September 27, 2017, a $2000 citation was issued to Luke Aris Werkhoven (OPT 11977) for conviction of a crime substantially related to the qualifications and duties of an optometrist (BPC §§3110(a), (f), (k) and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

LICENSE/REGISTRATION GRANTED

Jackson, Reginald Derwin (SL 40917, CL 8231)
San Bernardino, CA

Effective June 16, 2017, the applications for registration as a Registered Spectacle Lens Dispenser and Registered Contact Lens Dispenser were granted for Reginald Derwin Jackson (SL 40917, CL 8231), with an address of record in San Bernardino, CA.Click here to view the registrant's profile and to obtain a copy of the action

PENDING ACCUSATIONS

Bailey, Ted Atherton (OPT 6161)
Santa Cruz, CA

On December 14, 2017, an Accusation was filed against the license of Ted Atherton Bailey (OPT 6161), with an address of record in Santa Cruz, CA, alleging Prescribing Controlled Substances Without Patient Examination, and Prescribing Hydrocodone for More than Three Days (BPC §§3110(p), (r), and 3041(c)(14)). 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

Tom, Gregory Lawrence (OPT 10427)
Pleasanton, CA

On December 11, 2013, the license of Gregory Lawrence Tom (OPT 1427), with an address of record in Pleasanton, CA (Petitioner), was placed on probation for five years, following the granting of his Petition for Reinstatement. On April 25, 2016, Petitioner filed a Petition for Reduction of Penalty or Early Termination of Probation (Petition). A quorum of the California State Board of Optometry heard the Petition on August 26, 2016. The Petition was denied and said denial became effective February 3, 2017. Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

PROBATION


Leventhal, Alan Harvey (OPT 6075)
Los Angeles, CA

Effective September 7, 2017, the license of Alan Harvey Leventhal (OPT 6075), with an address of record in Los Angeles, CA was revoked, the revocation was stayed, and his license was placed on three years probation for Criminal Convictions, and Convictions Involving the Use of Drugs and/or Alcohol (BPC §§3110(k), and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Pinckney, Sophia Thalia (SL40854)
Riverside, CA

Effective March 9, 2017, Spectacle Lens Dispenser Application is granted and SL 40854 of Sophia Thalia Pinckney, with an address of record in Riverside, CA, was immediately revoked, the revocation was stayed, and her registration was placed on three years probation for a Criminal Conviction for DUI (BPC §480(a)(1)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

PUBLIC REPROVAL


Kaneko, Kristen Lynn (OPT 10531)
Santa Monica, CA

Effective May 25, 2017, the license of Kristen Lynn Kaneko (OPT 10531), with an address of record in Santa Monica, CA, was publicly reproved for Gross Negligence and Failure to Refer to an Appropriate Physician (BPC §§3110(b), and (y)(1)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

REVOKED


Anderson, Susanne Wilch (OPT 6613)
San Bruno, CA
Effective September 21, 2017, the license of Susanne Wilch Anderson (OPT 6613), with an address of record in San Bruno, CA, was revoked for a Conviction of a Substantially Related Crime (BPC §§490, 3110(k), and CCR title 16 §1517). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Futch, Randall Dion (SL 5384)
Rialto, CA

Effective March 16, 2017, the registration of Randall Dion Futch (SL 5384), with an address of record in Rialto, CA, was revoked for Conviction of Crimes – DUI and Spousal Battery (BPC §§2555.1 and 2559.3). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

Myers, Gary Bruce (OPT 7998)
Ramona, CA
Effective December 22, 2017, the license of Gary Bruce Myers, (OPT 7998), with an address of record in Ramona, CA, was revoked for Unsafe Practice, and Use of Alcohol/Drugs in a Dangerous Manner (BPC §822, 3110(a), and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Swinney, Lori Anne (CL 1368, SL 4033)
Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA

Effective September 8, 2017, the registrations of Lori Anne Swinney (CL 1368, SL 4033), with addresses of record in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA, were revoked for Criminal Convictions (BPC §§490, 2555.1, 2559.3, 2563, and CCR title 16 §1399.270). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

STATEMENT OF ISSUES

Douglas, Donnie Carlton
On September 14, 2017, a Statement of Issues was filed against Donnie Carlton Douglas, alleging Criminal Convictions of Robbery, Kidnapping for Robbery, Attempted Murder, Assault on a Peace Officer, Attempted Robbery, Motor Vehicle Theft, Concealing Identity of a Motor Vehicle, and Armed Robbery (BPC §§480(a)(1) and (a)(3)(A)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action

SURRENDERED

Anderson, Scott Tyler (OPT 10279)
San Clemente, CA
Effective September 13, 2017, the license of Scott Tyler Anderson (OPT 10279), with an address of record in San Clemente, CA, was voluntarily surrendered for Failure to Comply with Probation Conditions: Obey All Laws, Abstain from Controlled Substances/Alcohol, and Testing Positive for a Prohibited Substance Per His Probationary Order. Dr. Anderson’s optometry license was placed on probation for three years effective December 11, 2013, by Stipulated Settlement for Criminal Convictions for DUI and Driving with Blood Alcohol Level of 0.08% or More, and Use of Alcohol in a Manner Dangerous to Self or Others (BPC §§490, 3110(k), and (l)). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Casey, Patrick Richard (OPT 12751)
Aliso Viejo, CA
Effective December 20, 2017, the license of Patrick Richard Casey (OPT 12751), with an address of record in Aliso Viejo, CA, was voluntarily surrendered for Substantially Related Criminal Convictions and Dangerous Use of Alcohol (BPC §§490, 3110(k), 3110(l), and CCR title 16 §1517). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the doctor's profile

Kellerman, Branden Michael (SL 6289, CL 1979)
Escondido, CA
Effective September 21, 2017, the registrations of Michael Branden Kellerman (SL 6289, CL 1979), with an address of record in Escondido, CA, were surrendered for a Criminal Conviction for Grand Theft by Employee (BPC §§490, 2555.1, 2559.3, and 2563). Click here to obtain a copy of the action or view the registrant's profile

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