State disciplines local health care providers

POULSBO — The state Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions against the following health care providers in Kitsap County.

— In February, the Unlicensed Practice Program notified Yan Li of its intent to issue a cease–and-desist order. Li co-owns a business that allegedly advertised “body massage” and “body acupressure.”

No licensed massage practitioner credentials were displayed at the business, and Li produced no licensed massage practitioner credentials in response to an investigator’s request.

— In February, the Medical Commission entered an agreement with physician Susan J. Shlifer (MD00035541), placed her credential on probation for at least five years, and restricted her practice. Shlifer must also undergo a clinical skills evaluation and take continuing education courses.

The agreement stipulates Shlifer provided a general pattern of substandard care, and was also substandard in areas including managing chronic pain with opioids, fibromyalgia diagnoses and treatment, vitamin D deficiency approach, and use of the high-risk “Marshall Protocol” for anti-inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.


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