Grand Rapids Physician Summarily Suspended

Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

February 17, 2005

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the medical license of Israel Benjamin Eizyk, M.D., based on his felony conviction in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Kent County, Michigan.

On September 15, 2004, Eizyk was convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felonious Assault), a felony. As a result, Eizyk was ordered to pay $3,960 in fines, costs, and fees and was placed on probation for 24 months with terms. Eizyk’s conviction stemmed, in part, from threatening his ex-wife and son with a gun while he was intoxicated.

On February 10, 2005, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Eizyk’s license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional’s license upon the conviction of a felony. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Eizyk’s medical license.

For more information on disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards within MDCH, please go to http://www.michigan.gov/mdch, and click on Health Systems and Licensing.