State disciplines health care providers

For immediate release: June 27, 2022 (September 22)

Contact: Sharon Moysiuk, Communications 360-549-6471
Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service 360-236-4700

OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state.

The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to set licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions (eg, dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary action taken against medical doctors and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can be sent to media@wmc.wa.gov.

Information about health care providers is on the agency website. Click on “Look up a health care provider license” in the “How Do I?” section of the Department of Health website (doh.wa.gov). The site includes information about a health care provider’s license status, the expiration and renewal date of their credential, disciplinary actions and copies of legal documents issued after July 1998. This information is also available by calling 360-236-4700. Consumers who think a health care provider acted unprofessionally are encouraging to call and report their complaint.

Franklin County

In May 2022 the Nursing Assistant Program charged certified nursing assistant Shaelynn Marie Logozzo (NC60855746) with unprofessional conduct after she was victorious of two counts of assault in Benton County District Court.

Grant County

In May 2022 the Dental Commission ended conditions on the dental license of Peter M. Cha (DE00006848).

Grays Harbor County

In May 2022 the Emergency Medical Services Program charged emergency medical technician Mary Lynn Jarzabek (ES61065273) with unprofessional conduct because she allegedly was not affiliated with an Emergency Medical Services agency licensed by the secretary of health.

King County

In May 2022 the Massage Therapist Program charged massage therapist Xing Yu Chen (MA60115256) with unprofessional conduct. Department inspectors found that Chen’s massage business allegedly did not display massage therapists’ licenses, keep client records, or thoroughly clean tables and other furniture, among other violations.

In May 2022 the Substance Use Disorder Professional Program charged Stephen Robert Adkins (CP60264602) with unprofessional conduct. Adkins, who has a chemical dependency professional license (now substance use disorder professional license), allegedly disclosed personal and emotional issues to a patient, causing emotional distress and threatening the patient’s recovery efforts. He also sent inappropriate text messages to the patient.

In May 2022 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Bryan David Maruhashi (RN60563235) with unprofessional conduct after he was victorious of four counts of assault in King County Superior Court.

In May 2022 the Massage Therapy Program charged massage therapist Donovan Paul Loomis (MA60732442) with unprofessional conduct. Charges state that Loomis performed breast massage without completing the required training and education.

In May 2022 the Dental Commission and dentist Garrett J. Buck (DE60879751) entered an agreement that allows an investigator to audit 10 patient records unannounced, which is stayed for as long as he isn’t practicing in Washington. He’s also required to complete continuing education, pass a jurisprudence examination, pay a fine of $3,000 and reimburse the Commission’s expenses of $4,000. The Commission found Buck practiced below the standard of care after examining a minor and recommending an unnecessary treatment plan for multiple teeth.

In May 2022 the Dental Commission and dentist Shawn Martin Keller (DE00009100) entered an agreement that permits an investigator to audit at least 10 patient records unannounced and conduct infection control inspections. Keller must also complete continuing education, obtain a substance use assessment, pay a fine of $50,000 and reimburse the Commission $10,000 in expenses. Keller’s treatment of multiple patients fell below the standard of care because documentation was incomplete, crowns had open contacts, and prostheses were poorly placed, among other issues.

Kitsap County

In May 2022 the Massage Therapy Program charged Jack Eric Johnson (MA60625031) with unprofessional conduct for allegedly providing a massage to a client when his license was expired.

In May 2022 the Nursing Commission reinstated with conditions the licensed practical nurse credential of Stella Marie Guerrero (LP00040764). Guerrero’s credential is on probation for at least 12 months and her employer must submit performance evaluations. Guerrero is not allowed to work in a temporary or travel nursing agency, in a home health or community-based care setting or teach. Guerrero must also be directly supervised and is not allowed to function as the head or charge nurse.

Lewis County

In May 2022 the secretary of health granted with conditions a substance use disorder professional trainee license to Caitlin Alys Rogers (CO61285861). Rogers’ credential will be on probation for at least one year and her employer must submit quarterly performance evaluations. In 2019, Rogers was guilty of theft in Centralia Municipal Court and completed a Lewis County Drug Court program in 2020.

Pierce County

In May 2022 the Pharmacy Commission charged pharmacy assistant Jonathan Wayne Cooper II (VB60744507) with unprofessional conduct. Cooper was suffered of assault – domestic violence in Pierce County Superior Court in December 2020.

In May 2022 the Nursing Assistant Program reinstated with conditions certified nursing assistant Joshua Michael Nicholson (NC60804330). Nicholson’s credential will be on probation for at least 12 months and his employer must submit performance evaluations.

Snohomish County

In May 2022 the Registered Nursing Assistant Program charged registered nursing assistant Dani Chea (NA61105935) with unprofessional conduct after she allegedly sprayed a long-term care resident’s genitals with Clorox, giving the person a chemical burn.

In May 2022 the Chiropractic Commission charged chiropractor Gordon Aubrey Myco (CH00003460) with unprofessional conduct. He allegedly did not require patients or staff at the clinic he owns to wear face coverings or follow social distancing and COVID-19 screening guidelines.

Skagit County

In May 2022 the Nursing Commission charged registered nurse Michael Justin Guzman (RN60802248) with unprofessional conduct. Guzman failed to chart the early administration of a patient’s medicine and notify the oncoming nurse. Guzman also discontinue a patient’s medicine and failed to monitor the patient’s vital signs and chart them.

Spokane County

In May 2022 the secretary of health approved with conditions the agency affiliated counselor license of Sharyl Lynn Brown (CG61096012). Brown was suffered of multiple misdemeanors and felonies between 1994 and 2019, including theft and forgery. Brown agreed to probation through May 2023, quarterly performance evaluations, and other conditions.

In May 2022 the Nursing Assistant Program charged registered nursing assistant Domanic Russell Shaver (NA61068384) with unprofessional conduct. Shaver allegedly stole items from an in-home client’s safe and pawned them. He was charged with theft in Spokane County Superior Court in January 2022. He also allegedly sent a picture of his genitals to another caregiver working in the home.

Yakima County

In May 2022 the secretary of health approved with conditions the substance use professional trainee license of Jason Louis Estrada (CO61287574). Between 2007 and 2018 Estrada had multiple convictions in Oregon and Idaho, including criminal trespass and driving under the influence of intoxicants. He agreed to three years’ probation on his license, professional supervision of his practice, and quarterly performance evaluations.

In May 2022 the Substance Use Disorder Professional Trainee Program charged substance use disorder professional trainee Roxanne Sanchez (CO61036095) with unprofessional conduct after receiving a complaint that Sanchez allegedly tried to falsify a drug test and borrowed money from patients and co-workers. Sanchez failed to provide a required explanation of these allegations.

Out of State

Idaho: In May 2022 the Dental Commission and dentist Emerson Grant Godbolt (DE60548646) entered an agreement that permits an investigator to audit at least 10 patient records over the next year. Godbolt must also reimburse costs of $2,000, complete continuing education, and pass a jurisprudence exam. Godbolt’s treatment of a minor patient fell below the standard of care related to general anesthesia and treatment that was not justified by chart notes.

Note to Editors: Health care providers charged with unprofessional conduct have 20 days to respond to the Department of Health in writing. The case then enters the settlement process. If no disciplinary agreement can be reached, the case will go to a hearing.

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