Appellant Robert A. Leslie, M.D., appeals from a judgment of the superior court denying his petition for writ of mandate. In his petition, appellant challenged the decision of the Board of Medical Quality Assurance (the Board) to discipline appellant, placing him on probation from the practice of medicine for five years, including a ninety-day actual suspension and a mandatory examination following a training program. The Boards decision increased the degree of discipline proposed by the administrative law judge. The Boards decision, however, adopted the administrative law judges factual findings that appellant had been convicted on one count of prescribing to persons not under his treatment (Health & Saf. Code, Â§ 11154), five counts of prescribing to habitual users (Health & Saf. Code, Â§ 11156) and two counts of excessive prescribing (Bus. & Prof. Code, Â§ 725), constituting unprofessional conduct which related to the qualifications, functions and duties of a physician.