AUBURN — A local neurologist has been granted a conditional license nearly three years after he was suspended from practicing because of a substance-abuse problem.

Dr. Daniel Bobker’s license was reinstated Wednesday on the condition that he continue to be treated for his addiction and that he submit to testing.

Bobker’s license had been suspended twice. The first time was in June 2007 when the Board of Licensure in Medicine received information the doctor had been abusing medications.

Bobker entered a consent agreement in January 2008 and his license was reinstated on the condition that he complete abstinence and monitoring. But the board later learned that Bobker had tested positive for drugs again and it suspended his medical license once more in June 2008.

According to a press release, Bobker has twice participated in in-patient treatment, has been in active treatment with an addictionologist and was a member of self-help groups.

The current consent agreement mandates continued treatment and testing, and professional oversight in his practice location.

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