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Maine Licensure Board Puts Auburn Cardiologist on Probation

LEWISTON, Maine - The Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine has placed Auburn cardiologist Dr. Robert Weiss on probation for professional misconduct. 

The board's Tim Terranova says the action follows a complaint that Weiss was irritable, hostile, and made inappropriate comments while treating a patient.

"The Board received a complaint from a daughter of a patient that Dr. Weiss had been unprofessional during his interactions with family members during the patient's hospitalization," Terranova says.

In addition to his work as a cardiologist, Dr. Weiss is also the founder of Maine Research Associates, which conducts clinical trials.  Under a consent agreement, for at least 18 months Weiss can only practice in connection with Maine Research Associates.  A physician proctor will file quarterly reports on Weiss.