Stuart doctor suspended for alcohol abuse arrested for DUI

Dermatologist Dr. Robert Berg of Stuart – temporarily suspended from practicing in December because of his “significant alcohol use – was arrested this week for DUI.

Berg was arrested 2:46 a.m. on Monday in Palm City, according the Martin County booking blotter drinsignia

Berg had practiced for 20 years with Dermatology of Treasure Coast in Stuart when the Department of Health issues a restriction on Dec. 31

The order prohibits Berg from practicing as a physician until an approved evaluator notifies the department he was sober enough to return to work. The department also filed an administrative complaint against Berg in January.

According to the state’s order in December, Berg’s staff started to notice a change in Berg’s personality. He became obsessed with getting enough sleep and started using a combination of alcohol and sleep aid medications.

Berg started to miss work, forcing staff to go to his home to see if he was OK.

The state’s order said Berg walked out of a drug and rehabilitation center in 2014 and refused professional counseling.

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