Parker Hughes Cancer Center, a Roseville, Minn.-based facility that opened its doors in 2000, is defending itself against allegations that the clinic exaggerated the experience of six physicians on staff.
The Star Tribune reviewed the biographies of 16 physicians on staff and found that the experience listed by some did not match the resumes filed earlier with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, which requires all licensed doctors to disclose accurate medical training and education.
In one case, the clinic said a physician had worked in private practice for four years before joining Parker Hughes. But the physician did not have a medical license until last year, the newspaper reported.
Parker Hughes disputed the newspaper report. "The doctors mentioned are all board certified physicians who are licensed by the state of Minnesota," spokesman Tom Knisely said. "Our focus will continue to be providing our patients with the best possible care." -- by Patrick Reilly