Springetts doctor disciplined for pre-signed prescriptions

David Weissman
  • State disciplines Springetts doctor who reached settlement with DEA over alleged violations.
  • Suspension is stayed in favor of probation for doctor, who signed blank prescriptions.
  • Shrewsbury auctioneer's license revoked after state found his license revoked in 3 other states.

A state board suspended the license of a Springettsbury Township doctor then immediately stayed that suspension, according to the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Dr. Walter Krajewski, whose family medicine office is at 3230 Eastern Blvd., earlier this year reached a $300,000 settlement with the federal government over allegations he violated the Controlled Substances Act. He has five years to pay the amount in full, according to a July news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Harrisburg. He was not criminally charged.

Krajewski allegedly pre-signed blank prescriptions, which allowed his office manager to illegally obtain 24,530 oxycodone tablets with the 148 fraudulent prescriptions, authorities said.

His former office manager, Amy Schneider, and her husband, Joseph Schneider, both struggled with opioid addiction, their attorneys have said, and were sentenced to federal prison.

York doctor must pay $300K for signing blank prescriptions

Krajewski's suspension by the state Board of Osteopathic Medicine, which is set for a minimum of three years, was immediately stayed in favor of probation, according to the consent agreement.

The agreement states that Krajewski asserted he had no knowledge of his office manager's criminal activity and the signed blank prescriptions were solely intended to be used for refills for established patients.

In addition to the probation, Krajewski must complete the state's "Controlled Substance and Opioid Prescribing Educational Program," and a public reprimand will be permanently placed on his license, according to the agreement.

Krajewski said the probation will not affect his practice, and he will still be able to serve his patients without restrictions.

The state agreement shows that he may apply for reinstatement to an unrestricted license once he fully complies with the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agreement.

Krajewski was one of five York County professionals that the state announced disciplinary actions against in October.

Auctioneer: Alan David Loeser, of Shrewsbury, had his license revoked by the state Board of Auctioneer Examiners, according to state documents.

Pennsylvania is the fourth state to revoke Loeser's auctioneer license, according to documents. The fact that North Carolina, Alabama and West Virginia previously elected to revoke his license was the primary reason the board chose to revoke his license in the state, documents state.

Loeser also failed to report North Carolina's disciplinary action on a license renewal application in Pennsylvania, documents show. Loeser told the board he sent a letter detailing the license revocation prior to that renewal application, but the board stated it had not received any letter.

In an email, Loeser, who is listed as team leader at Shrewsbury's IAAS Worldwide, wrote that all the license revocations stem from an incident 10 to 15 years ago, when he worked for his son.

"His company got into a suit, and I did not report it to the license boards I held licenses with," he wrote, adding that he was just looking to protect his son. "I regret my actions, as it was foolish ... My desire was not to be deceitful."

Loeser wrote that he never understood the seriousness of these license boards and would do things differently if given the opportunity.

He did not respond to a follow-up email asking how the revocation might affect his business.

Others: Eliot Lopez-Enriquez, of York Township; David Landis, of Wrightsville; and Rashaas Ibrahim, of York City, were all assessed civil penalties.

Lopez-Enriquez was assessed a $500 civil penalty and issued a public reprimand by the state Board of Nursing for failing to disclose previous crimes on his initial license application.

Landis was assessed a $600 civil penalty by the state Board of Chiropractic for failing to complete the required amount of continuing education in a timely manner.

Ibrahim's license was suspended by the state Board of Barber Examiners for failing to pay a $250 civil penalty that was assessed for practicing without a license.

Contact information for Lopez-Enriquez, Landis and Ibrahim was not immediately available.

— Reach David Weissman at dweissman@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @DispatchDavid.