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June 16, 2004

Valdosta - A South Georgia doctor's medical license is suspended, eight years after a patient died in his care.

In August of 1996, Dr. Raymond Noel treated a Valdosta man for a bowel disorder at South Georgia Medical Center and ordered a surgical consultation.

But the surgeon says he was never contacted by Noel, only by the on duty nursing supervisor. The man later had the surgery and died.

The Georgia Board of Medical Examiners says Dr. Noel of failed to promptly address the patient's major complaints and symptoms.

Noel's license will be suspended for six months.

posted at 4:00 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com

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