Star Tribune, May 19, 2011
Six Minnesota doctors were disciplined in May by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for unprofessional conduct, including overprescribing painkillers, a botched surgery and failing to follow up on a patient's cancer test. One of the physicians, Sheftel Cohen, MD, of Brooklyn Park, voluntarily surrendered his license to practice. The board received complaints that Cohen, 73, was prescribing "excess quantities of narcotics," according to board documents, and an investigation concluded that Cohen's medical practice "failed to meet minimal acceptable standards." Cohen denied inappropriate treatment, but agreed to give up his license to close the investigation, the board reported Wednesday.