Valley doctor's license revoked by board due to substance abuse

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TEMPE - The Arizona Medical Board, meeting in an emergency teleconference today, summarily suspended the medical license of Edwin D. Stump, M.D. because of the imminent danger to public health and safety.

Dr. Stump, an emergency medicine physician, has had an Arizona license since December 2004.He had entered the Board's Monitored Aftercare Program on July 3rd as part of a Consent Agreement involving substance abuse.On July 15th, Dr. Stump tested positive for alcohol.Since Board Staff made contact with him on July 24 th, Dr. Stump has not responded to repeated attempts to reach him.

A summary suspension provides the physician with an expedited Formal Hearing at the Office of Administrative Hearings within the next 60 days.An Administrative Law Judge conducts the hearing and then submits a recommended order to the Arizona Medical Board.

The Arizona Medical Board licenses and regulates more than 19,600 allopathic physicians (MDs).Board offices are located at 9545 East Doubletree Ranch Road in Scottsdale.