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Information as of 06/27/2017

Last Updated by Licensee on 01/20/2017

Robert David Kaplan - MD
License#:
Issue Date:
9400086
01/22/1994
License Status:
Renewal Date:
Active
02/28/2018
Public Action: Yes
See: Actions-Adverse & Administrative Tab

Licensee General Information
Practice Information
Education, Certifications & Area of Practice
Memberships, Honors, Awards, & Public Service
Academic Appointments & Publications
Actions - Adverse & Administrative
Malpractice
Convictions
Licensee General Information
Active License
Reason CodeLicense NumberSubcategoryIssue DateExpire Date
 9400086 01/22/1994 
Inactive License
North Carolina Hospital Admitting Privileges
Moses Cone Health System
The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
Wesley Long Community Hospital, Inc.
Out of State Active/Inactive Licenses
New York
Pennsylvania
Out of Country Active/Inactive Licenses
None Reported
Practice Information
Address
Vidant Gastroenterology
521 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834
252 816-0800
Information
Days patients are seen at this practice:
Practice philosophy:
Non-English languages in which office is able to provide clinical services (e.g. Hindi, Spanish):
Non-English languages in which practitioner is able to provide clinical services (e.g. Hindi, Spanish):
Participates in Medicare:
Accepting new Medicare Patients:
Participates in Medicaid:
Accepting new Medicaid Patients:
Uses electronic medical records:
Education, Certifications & Area of Practice
Medical School
Cornell UniversityYear of Graduation:1979
Post Graduate Training
"Last Year of Training" does not necessarily mean that the licensee completed his/her training program. (In NC, a physician can be licensed without completing such a program.)
InstitutionSpecialtyStateCountryTraining ProgramLast Year of Training
Hospital University of PennsylvaniaGastroenterologyPAUSAFellowship1982
New York HospitalInternal MedicineNYUSAResidency1980
New York HospitalInternal MedicineNYUSAInternship1979
Current Board Certification and Year of Certification/Recertification
Physicians should not list non-ABMS or non-AOA specialty boards unless the board meets the criteria set forth in the NC Medical Board’s Advertising and Publicity Position Statement.

Primary/SubspecialtyYear
Gastroenterology1985
Internal Medicine1982
Area of Practice
Area Of PracticePrimary Area of Practice
Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine Yes
Membership, Honors, Awards & Public Service
Current Membership in Medical Professional Organizations
None Reported
Honors and Awards
None Reported
Professional Service
None Reported
Academic Appointments & Publications
Current Academic Appointments
None Reported
Publications
None Reported
Section 1. Adverse Actions
North Carolina Medical Board Public Actions
This section indicates whether the North Carolina Medical Board has taken adverse public action regarding the licensee. Click on the link or links below to see an electronic copy of public documents associated with the licensee.

Certain public documents, such as hearing transcripts, are listed but are not posted on the site. If the record indicates a transcript is available, it may be obtained by contacting the Board.

NCMB public actions are posted on this site indefinitely.
DateDescriptionLink
04/12/2017Public Letter of Concern with Consent and WaiverView
Other Regulatory Board or Agency Public Actions
None Reported
Health Care Institution Suspensions and Revocations
None Reported


Section 2. Administrative Actions
Actions listed in this section are considered non-disciplinary by the Board. In situations where administrative actions are taken, the licensee may not have met certain statutory requirements or may have failed to follow correct administrative procedures.
North Carolina Medical Board Reentry Agreement
None Reported
North Carolina Special Purpose Licensing Agreement
None Reported
Malpractice
Malpractice Information
This section indicates whether a malpractice payment has been made on behalf of the licensee. In accordance with North Carolina law, the Board posts on this website: 1. Malpractice judgments and awards that occurred within the last seven years and 2. Settlements of $75,000 or more that occurred on or after May 1, 2008. Payment information is displayed for seven years (from the date of the judgment, award or settlement).

The Board encourages the public to consider malpractice payment information in context and in combination with other information about the licensee’s education, training and professional experience.

Please see Interpreting Malpractice Payment Information below.

The Board reviewed this payment and determined that no public action was warranted.

Date of IncidentDate of PaymentArea of PracticeIncident CityIncident StateIncident CountryLicensee Response
12/29/201005/28/2014Gastroenterology, Internal MedicineGreensboroNCUnited States 

Interpreting Malpractice Payment Information

North Carolina Medical Board Public Action associated with a malpractice payment


An important factor to consider when interpreting malpractice payment information is whether the payment is associated with a public action of the NC Medical Board. The Board reviews the quality of care associated with every malpractice payment involving a North Carolina licensee. The Board takes public action when its investigation determines patient care was below accepted and prevailing standards.

When considering malpractice payment data, please keep in mind:
The existence of a payment does not necessarily mean that malpractice has occurred. Nor is a payment necessarily evidence of incompetence, misconduct or an admission of wrongdoing on the part of the licensee.
It often takes years for a malpractice claim to move through the legal and/or liability insurance systems. The incident that resulted in a payment may have taken place years before the payment was made.
Malpractice payment histories vary by area of practice. Some licensees may have a higher-than-average incidence of malpractice payments because they specialize in treating patients who are at a high risk for problems.
Malpractice insurance companies sometimes settle cases because it is less costly to make a monetary settlement than it is to defend a case in court. Many times, such cases are settled without a finding of fault or admission of negligence by the licensee.
Convictions
Misdemeanor/DUI/DWI Conviction Information
None Reported
Felony Conviction Information
None Reported