Disciplinary Action against
Mark L. Schwartz, D.O.


In April 2012, Mark L. Schwartz, D.O. and the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners entered into a consent order (shown below) under which he was reprimanded for "prescribing anabolic steroid and human growth hormone tor purposes other than accepted medical necessity, and failing to maintain a complete record for one patient. The board's order requires him to (a) cease practicing "anti-aging medicine" and complete a record-keeping course.

In November 2012, GEICO filed a lawsuit which alleged that Schwartz and his company, MLS Medical Group, LLC, had improperly collected hundreds of thousands of dollars by doing unnecessary testing, attracting patients by offering kickbacks, and filing fraudulent insurance claims within New Jersey's no-fault personal injury system. Schwartz has filed a motion to dismiss the case on jurisdictional grounds.


ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEW JERSEY
Division of Law
121 Halsey Street, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 32206
Newark, New Jersey 07101
 

 

FILED April 24, 2012

    STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DEPARTMENT OF LAW & PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS

IN THE MATTER OF THE LICENSE OF
MARK L. SCHWARTZ. D.O.
License No.; 2SMB06381000
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Administrative Action

FINAL CONSENT ORDER

This matter was opened to the State Board of Medical Examiners ("Board") upon receipt of information from that Colorado State Board of Pharmacy reflecting that Dr. Schwartz had issued questionable prescriptions in 2007 and 2008 for somatropin and testosterone.
Having reviewed the relevant documentation and Dr. Schwartz's testimony before a Preliminary Evaluation Committee of the, Board, the Board finds that Dr. Schwartz prescribed testosterone and somatropin without medical necessity, in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:35-7.9 and N.J.S.A. 45:1-21(h). The Board also finds that Dr. Schwartz failed to prepare and maintain a contemporaneous, permanent professional treatment record for patient A.S., in violation of N.J.A.C. 13:35-6.5 and N.J.A.C, 45:1-21(h).

The parties now wishing to resolve this matter without further proceedings and the Board finding the within disposition to be adequately protective of the public health, safety and welfare, and it appearing that good cause exists for the entry of the within Order,  

IT IS on this 24th day of April,  2012:

ORDERED:

1. Dr. Schwartz shall hereby cease and desist from the practice of anti-aging medicine.

2. Dr. Schwartz shall hereby cease and desist from prescribing any anabolic steroids or human growth hormone to any patient. Any patient that has medical necessity for this class of medication shall be referred to an appropriate specialist.

3. Dr. Schwartz is hereby reprimanded for prescribing anabolic steroid and human growth hormone tor purposes other than accepted medical necessity, and for his failure to maintain a complete patient record for patient A.S.

4. Dr. Schwartz shall complete, at his own expense, the UMDNJ Medical Record Keeping Course within one year of the date of filing of this Order and provide to the Board written confirmation of satisfactory completion of the course from the sponsoring entity satisfactory completion of the course from the sponsoring entity within 30 days of completion of the course

5. Respondent shall comply with the portion of the standard "Directives" of the Board pertaining to licensees who have been disciplined, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part of the within Order.
        
STATE BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS

By:
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Paul Jordan, M.D.
President

I have read the within Order.
I understand the Order and I
agree to be bound by its terms
and conditions. I hereby
consent to the entry of this Order.

______________________
Mark L. Schwartz, D.O.
Date: 4/12, 2012

I hereby consent to the form
And entry of this order.

_______________________
Ross A. Pearlson, Esquire
Attorney for Dr. Schwartz
Date: 4/12, 2012

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