Emmitsburg Physician Surrenders Her Medical License

But she has some doubts.

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) – An Emmitsburg doctor accused of being intoxicated on the job has surrendered her license to practice medicine.

The Frederick News-Post reports Dr. Grace Ziem said on April 22 that she surrendered her license, which she had since 1975.
The Maryland Board of Physicians issued an order Dec. 11, suspending Ziem’s license after reports of drinking on the job, writing prescriptions for her husband and using some of his prescriptions.

In exchange for surrendering her license, the intoxication charge was dropped. Ziem denies ever being intoxicated while working.

She says the prescription charges involved a misunderstanding about whether she could prescribe her husband medicine, and a time when she took a Valium pill from his prescription for herself.

Ziem specialized in occupational and toxicology medicine in her home basement office.