- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State officials have ordered the closing of a medical practice in Lewes following an inspection this week prompted by patient complaints.

Officials ordered the closure of Delaware Otolaryngology Consultants after being unable to confirm that proper sterilization processes were followed.

They encouraged people who may have been treated there to consider being evaluated for hepatitis and HIV.

Dr. Beth R. Duncan, who runs the medical practice, said she wasn’t aware of the order and that she thought it was premature.

Records show that Duncan was licensed in Delaware in September 2009, two months after a malpractice complaint was filed against her in Maryland and roughly two years after she was reprimanded by Maryland regulators and agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and take a medical ethics course following patient complaints.

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