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State Licensing Board Reprimands Bangor Doctor 

Catherine Pegram

A state licensing board has reprimanded a doctor in Bangor and ordered him to pay a 5-hundred dollar fine. Dr. Mark Spear is a psychiatrist. He agreed with the Board of Licensing in Medicine that his actions in trying to renew his license were fraudulent or deceitful. Board officials say in May of 2009, Spear submitted an application that said he completed a required amount of continuing education and had not taken time off the job for health reasons. Spear later admitted he did not keep up with the medical education and he also took a three-month leave of absence.