Local physician surrenders license

The Medical Board of California announced Susanville physician Dr. John Courtney Dozier surrendered his medical license effective 5 p.m. June 19. Dozier may apply for the reinstatement of his license in two years.

The medical board alleged gross negligence, repeated acts of negligence, excessive prescribing, furnishing drugs to an addict, prescribing controlled substances without prior appropriate examination and failure to maintain complete and accurate medical records.