The state Board for Professional Medical Conduct has accepted the application of Dr. Richard Lucente, 38, a family practice physician in Staten Island, to surrender his license to practice medicine in New York state.
Lucente agreed he could not successfully defend himself against medical misconduct charges filed by the state Department of Health, according to a department release.
The charges include gross negligence, negligence on more than one occasion, failing to comply with state and federal law, receiving an improper fee from a third party, exercising undue influence, moral unfitness and criminal conviction. Licensed pleaded guilty to fourth-degree conspiracy for inappropriately prescribing anabolic steroids, thyroid replacement medication and human growth hormones.
The license surrender was effective May 13 with the Articles of Organization for Lucente’s professional corporation, New York Anti-Aging and Wellness Medical Services, PLLC, revoked as of June 6.
Information about disciplinary actions taken against physicians in New York is available on the Health Department’s website at www.nyhealth.gov.