WPRO and WPRI’s Dr. Tad Forced to Surrender Medical License by RI Dept. of Health

Sunday, June 25, 2017


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"Dr. Tad" hosts show on WPRO and a regular on WPRI's The Rhode Show

WPRO's healthcare expert -- and regular on WPRI's The Rhode Show -- has been forced to surrender his medical license for multiple violations. Dr. Tad Sztykowski agreed to stop practicing medicine in a consent agreement for a range of charges including practicing medicine without a license. 

Besides his paid show of WPRO AM, "Dr. Tad" as he is marketed, has also appeared more than a half-dozen times on WPRI's pay-to-appear day-time show The Rhode Show.

On both radio and TV shows, Dr. Tad always presented him as a physician.

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Dr. Tad on The Rhode Show

"He is renowned for his superior diagnostic skills which makes his clinic one of the largest and most sought after in the U.S.," says WRPO's Website. The show continued on WPRO this weekend although a staff member filled in for Dr. Tad.


The Department of Health has ordered Dr. Tad to “refrain from advertising or marketing that is false, deceptive or misleading, or that is likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public.”

Further, the Department stated the “respondent shall cease and desist from holding himself out as a licenses physician.”

The order stated that he presented himself repeatedly as a licensed physician. “In Respondent’s professional communications, including but not limited to advertising, marketing, and promotional materials for the Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing, Respondent’s professional school of practice shall be designated by the term “Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.”

WPRO’s bio of Dr. Tad claims, “Dr. Tad has delivered more than 5,000 newborns, performed 2,000 surgeries, has treated more than 40,000 patients with both Western Medicine and Oriental Medicine and is a licensed M.D. in 28 Countries.”

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According to the Consent Order’s Testimony and Material Facts, “Dr. James McDonald, Chief Administrative Officer of the Medical Board, testified on behalf of the Department. He testified that if someone receives an overseas medical degree and wants to practice medicine in the United States, he or she will need to do an American residency and have gone to medical school that is recognized by the United States. He testified that the Respondent is not a licensed as a medical doctor pursuant to R.I. Gen Laws 5-37-1 et seq…in RI so does not have prescription authority to prescribe medicine and controlled substances.”

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Consent Oder by RI Department of Health (read full order below)


Related Slideshow: Consent Decree DOH and Dr. Tad - 2017


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