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(AP) - A Walla Walla podiatrist has been charged with unprofessional conduct for allegedly failing to meet the standard of care in treating two patients who developed infections which later required amputations.

  

The Union-Bulletin reported Thursday that Washington state's Department of Health Podiatric Board charged Dr. Curtis W. Long earlier this month.

  

Records show Long was licensed in 1976 as a podiatric physician and surgeon. He told the Union-Bulletin Wednesday that he disputes the state's findings and will fight the charges.

  

The state board says a 60-year-old man Long treated in 2014 for a foot wound later went to an emergency room and had to have a below-the-knee amputation.

  

The board says a 54-year-old woman Long treated and performed surgery on for foot pain had to have two toes amputated later when she went to another doctor.

  

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Information from: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, http://www.union-bulletin.com

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6/21/2018 12:49:35 PM (GMT -7:00)

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