News Massachusetts Board of Medicine Takes Disciplinary Action – April 14, 2022

Disciplinary action ordered at the April 14, 2022 meeting of the Board
  • Board of Registration in Medicine

WAKEFIELD — At its meeting on April 14, 2022, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine took disciplinary action against the medical licenses of Andrea Stewart, M.D. and Peter Yeracaris, M.D.

In a Consent Order, the Board reprimanded Dr. Andrea Stewart’s medical license after Dr. Stewart agreed that she had been disciplined by the Rhode Island Board for reasons substantially similar to those for which Massachusetts could impose discipline, to wit, for failing to follow regulations pertaining to the issuance of Marijuana certificates and failing to meet minimum acceptable standards of care to patients.  Dr. Stewart has been licensed to practice medicine in the Commonwealth since January 1,1987.  She practices medicine at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.  She also maintains a medical license in Rhode Island.

The Board also reprimanded Dr. Peter Yeracaris after he admitted in a Consent Order that he pled to sufficient facts in Brookline District Court to warrant a finding of guilty on a misdemeanor criminal charge of assault and battery on a family member. Dr. Yeracaris was first licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts on August 5, 1998.  He currently works in Rhode Island.

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine licenses more than 40,000 physicians, osteopaths and acupuncturists.  The Board was created in 1894 to protect the public health and safety by setting standards for the practice of medicine and ensuring that doctors who practice in the Commonwealth are appropriately qualified and competent. The Board investigates complaints and determines sanctions. More information is available at, or you may contact the Board at


Board of Registration in Medicine 

The Board of Registration in Medicine is responsible for licensing, regulation, and discipline of Massachusetts physicians and acupuncturists.