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Doctor Loses License for Drug Abuse 

A Presque Isle doctor will no longer practice medicine because of drug abuse.Holly Arato surrendered her medical license to the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine. Arato agreed that the Board could conclude she suffers from mental or physical conditions which may result in practice that endangers the health and safety of patients. Arato was placed on probation in a December 2005 Consent Agreement after the Board found she had used poor judgment in attempting to manage her own pain. In Decmeber 2008 the Board reviewed information indicating that Dr. Arato, was at high risk for inappropriate drug use and determined that she presented an imminent danger to the public.