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Information as of 01/16/2018

Last Updated by Licensee on 05/01/2017

Matthew Block - MD
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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
Licensee General Information
Active License
Reason CodeLicense NumberSubcategoryIssue DateExpire Date
 200100308 04/26/2001 
Suspension Stayed200100308 04/26/2001 
Inactive License
North Carolina Hospital Admitting Privileges
Out of State Active/Inactive Licenses
New York
Out of Country Active/Inactive Licenses
None Reported
Practice Information
Scotland Cardiology, PA
1601 Medical Drive
Laurinburg, NC 28352
(910) 277-7858
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
New York UnivYear of Graduation:1990
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
California Pacific Med CtrCardiologyCAUSAFellowship2001
Columbia PresbyterianInternal MedicineNYUSAResidency1993
Kaiser PermanenteInternal MedicineCAUSAInternship1991
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.

Cardiovascular Disease2012
Nuclear Cardiology2001
Area of Practice
Area Of PracticePrimary Area of Practice
Cardiovascular Disease
Internal Medicine Yes
Membership, Honors, Awards & Public Service
Current Membership in Medical Professional Organizations
American College of Cardiology
American Medical Association
Honors and Awards
None Reported
Professional Service
None Reported
Academic Appointments & Publications
Current Academic Appointments
None Reported
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.
11/01/2017Consent Order View
04/21/2011Relief of Consent Order Obligations View
02/02/2009Amended Consent Order View
11/21/2008Consent Order View
10/20/2008Order to Continue View
10/09/2008Motion to Continue View
08/28/2008Interim Consent Order View
07/31/2008Affidavit of Service View
07/24/2008Order to Continue View
07/18/2008Motion to Continue View
07/09/2008Notice of Charges and Allegations; Notice of Hearing View
07/23/2003Consent Order View
Other Regulatory Board or Agency Public Actions
None Reported
Health Care Institution Suspensions and Revocations
This section indicates whether any hospital or healthcare institution has issued a final suspensions or revocation of privileges or credentials regarding a licensee. A suspension or revocation is considered final only when all avenues of appeal available to the licensee within the hospital or healthcare institution have been exhausted.

Healthcare institution actions appear on this site for seven years from the date of the final suspension or revocation.
DateHealth Care InstitutionAction Taken
12/13/2015Scotland Memorial HospitalPrivileges Suspended

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 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 took public action against the licensee. Select the Actions Tab to view the public action taken in response to this case.

Date of IncidentDate of PaymentArea of PracticeIncident CityIncident StateIncident CountryLicensee Response
12/27/200711/07/2011Internal MedicineLaurinburgNCUnited States 
10/11/200703/15/2012Internal MedicineLaurinburgNCUnited States 
06/25/200708/18/2011Internal MedicineLaurinburgNCUnited States 
06/25/200702/07/2012Internal MedicineLaurinburgNCUnited 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.
Misdemeanor/DUI/DWI Conviction Information
None Reported
Felony Conviction Information
None Reported