, a Naugatuck osteopath who abruptly closed his office last year amid allegations that he had financial troubles in part due to his prescription drug abuse, surrendered his medical license last week to the state Department of Public Health.
Now, his former patients will be able to get their records back, according to a news release from DPH.
Dozens of Schiano's former patients contacted the state office in mid-2011 after Schiano, a 53-year-old osteopath who practiced in Naugatuck at Associated Health Care on Rubber Avenue for many years, shut down the practice and left patients unable to reach him or get copies of their medical records. With assistance from the Office of the Attorney General, DPH took possession of the records and cataloged them for distribution to patients, the release states.
Records will be distributed at the Waterbury Health Department, located at 1 Jefferson Square, Waterbury, on Wednesday, June 27, and Friday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and July 11th and 13th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Former patients of Schiano who wish to obtain their medical records should contact DPH at (860) 209-5229 and leave their name and date of birth prior to picking up their records. A photo ID will be required to release the records. Former patients with other questions may contact DPH at (860) 509-7552.
Schiano’s medical license was suspended by the Connecticut Medical Examining Board in February based on allegations related to abandonment of his practice, failure to respond to requests for records from patients, and other issues, the DPH said.