Dr. Donald Auzine Arrives at Federal ...

Dr. Donald Auzine Arrives at Federal Court Photo by: Joe McCoy, WAFB-TV

There are 52 comments on the WAFB-TV Baton Rouge story from May 19, 2008, titled Dr. Donald Auzine Arrives at Federal Court Photo by: Joe McCoy, WAFB-TV. In it, WAFB-TV Baton Rouge reports that:

A Gonzales doctor accused of unlawfully dispensing certain prescription drugs made his initial appearance in Federal Court in Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon. via WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

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Lesley Reneau

United States

#44 Apr 5, 2010
angie66 wrote:
Dr Donald was a doctor who helped alot of people.When I could not afford to go to my family doctor for a cold he would examine me and give me antibiotics to help me out. Dr. Donald was a great doctor with a big heart and helped alot of us who were suffering from chronic pain. He was always there to greet you with a smile and hug. I am extremely sad that someone as good as him could be so unfairly prosecuted.
I agree, He had been treated very unfair he is a Great person.

Vicksburg, MS

#45 Aug 10, 2010
I went to Dr Donald 2 maybe 3 times after Katrina. The first time or 2 he was awesome to me. The third time this guy freaked out on for NO reason, and threatened to physically attack me, and I swear on my daughter he did this!! Thank god my wife was with me, and also saw this. Not 2 months later he was shut down, so I'd say it was Karma as well that got him.

He tried to also tell me that I was being recorded and that there was a DEA agent in his office at all times!!! I then informed him that I was an ex police officer in New Orleans, and to try and sell that to some of the white trash he had in the waiting room. After this he got a very different tone and apologized for it, after I faxed a letter to his office with excerpts from the Hippocratic oath. I then reported him to various law enforcement agencies for this unprofessional behavior.

To me it looked like he had "small man complex" and was maybe having some steroid rage at the time, because he was so nice the times before. Like I said a cpl months later my workers com attorney who knew him, told me he got arrested. I had told him what happened right after it did, and we still may take action.

I hope that prison address is the same because I am writing him tonight to let him know how awful he made me feel. Thanks god I am in a good pain mgmt program now!!!

United States

#46 Jan 19, 2011
Well its not who you know, it's called taking the rap. Self sacrifice. Doc is awesome guy. Unless you know him, you have no idea what you are talking about. Everything he got arrested for was to help someone out. EVERYTHING!!!

United States

#47 Jan 19, 2011
fans wrote:
Yea really idiots we are not doing time in jail...hahahaha he was wrong so y dont u c that
and yes I think we should be able to sue him not cause he has money cause he took our money saying he can do medical magic like stop smoking losing weight and how can u say he is a good man when he was found with all the drugs on him....and he has a child ....what a man.....oh as u say a good man I say he is a fake fake fake man.
Have you EVER done anything wrong? With that, would you consider yourself a good person? He really is a good person, just got a little too trusting.
JP New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

#48 Sep 22, 2011
I was a patient there for a brief period of time and got to know Donald Auzine. There is a difference between being a nice person, which he was, and not being a good doctor. That is an understatement - he was a horrible doctor. He pleaded guilt because he was guilty and was caught red handed. It is one thing to prescribe medications liberally, but to be selling XTC and weed - you've got to be kidding me. He did the crimes, now he is doing the time!!
He is out now

Roanoke, VA

#49 Sep 22, 2011
He got out earlier this year. Not sure what line of work he is in now.
JP New Orleans wrote:
I was a patient there for a brief period of time and got to know Donald Auzine. There is a difference between being a nice person, which he was, and not being a good doctor. That is an understatement - he was a horrible doctor. He pleaded guilt because he was guilty and was caught red handed. It is one thing to prescribe medications liberally, but to be selling XTC and weed - you've got to be kidding me. He did the crimes, now he is doing the time!!
Tabatha H

Hammond, LA

#51 Apr 17, 2012
Donald Auzine is a good man. He helped my mom and dad. All you losers talking about him are just jealous of him and what he has. Also if he was that bad of a person why did ya'll continue to go and see him?? For your medicine.

Prairieville, LA

#52 Aug 28, 2012
Come on, the guy was selling scripts and doing so very obviously. He advertised himself in pain clinic hotlines, he prescribed incredibly high quantities (more than were legitimately needed by the patients), and he profited from this. He had the opportunity to do these things and needed the money, the thrill, or whatever else... so he did it. It's documented, that's why there's a CASE. No, that doesn't automatically mean he was a bad person. No, it doesn't mean he didn't also help many people and I'm sure he helped many in his community, but you people sitting here insulting anybody saying anything other than "he was an angel!" are nothing but children. In fact, I could absolutely guarantee that based on IP addresses alone several of these posts are from the same person trying to mimic the "opinion" of more than one individual. Also, I quote somebody saying,

"I'm thinking your Vietnamese and probably got a free education on tax payers expense..."

...as a "retort" to somebody who made a firm, non-vulgar, non-insulting factual comment regarding the situation. First of all, the word you were looking for is "you're" so you really shouldn't be commenting on anybody's education. Since you clearly paid so much for your extravagant schooling perhaps you should inquire regarding a refund. Second, you reply with a random racist comment displaying what a complete bigot you most likely are. People like you give honest, good Louisiana citizens a bad name. You not liking what somebody has to say does not make their statement any less relevant, and I'd easily take the word of a pharmacist regarding MEDICATIONS BEING FILLED over somebody who's immediate reaction to any form of confrontation is to say "Well you're probably a member of [insert race] and have [insert insult regarding poor education]."

People can make mistakes. Anybody saying this doctor was incapable of making mistakes is a fool. There is no grand conspiracy against him. Unfortunately, even if he is the nicest man in the world and has helped countless people it does not make a crime any less of a crime. If I sold drugs to your child to make a profit would you be any less upset with me because I also tutored kids on Sundays? Saying "he performed this act of kindness" or "I know him and he helped me" means NOTHING. Fantastic, he did good deeds. He also made very poor decisions, this one specifically, and if proven guilty in a court of law he DESERVES to pay the price. If he is acquitted, more power to him and I absolutely wish him the best of luck.

That's the end of the debate. There is no debate, in fact it's a mockery to even refer to this as one. This is why we have a legal system. This is why you people are, thankfully, not a part of it. I'm ashamed to share a community with some of you people, people who wouldn't dare speak the way you do about others without the pathetic guise of internet anonymity. Grow some balls and dish it out in real life instead of walking through it with a fake smile plastered on your face and see how far it gets you.

I hope you all and your families are safe, fed, and comfortable during the upcoming storm.

Folsom, LA

#54 Aug 8, 2014
He treated you well because you paid him $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ idiots

Folsom, LA

#55 Aug 8, 2014
He tried to feel me up and offered free meds if I f------ him. what a POS

United States

#56 Aug 31, 2015
Let me tell all of you Frickin idiots that this doctor was awesome and did treat his patients correctly! All you haters out there are totally wrong and really don't know what you're talking about period!! And whoever got this doctor in trouble is and will be held accountable! I will find out who it is and you'll deal with me!!

New Roads, LA

#57 Mar 10, 2017
BH Bud wrote:
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If he continued to prescribe medications to her brother AFTER he was told that he was abusing the drugs, then he is responsible for his death. If the doc carried medical malpractice insurance, you really might want to talk to a good med/mal plaintiff attorney. It won't bring him back but his children are to be considered.
Most physicians, because they fear the very idea of being sued and/or the loss of their license, will automatically send a discharge letter via registered letter to the patient after a phone call like that. I know this only because it thoroughly infuriated me when my mother would call my insurance LYING, stating that she was actually me, stating my social security number to find out the doctor who was treating me & what medications I had filled at the pharmacy. She would then call the doctor and assassinate my health care. I finally had to have a password placed on my health insurance.
It wasn't until I'd been hit head on and was in pain management that the doctor told me she called (I'd just received yet another discharge letter from my primary physician that week, but didn't know why). He explained that he could not speak to her, but could listen. I was never so grateful to have a physician give me an opportunity to explain my family dynamics. He stated that he was concerned since he'd had zero problems with me violating my pain management contract. I had to make sure she was NOT allowed to be spoken to in any capacity (AGAIN). I was 39 at the time and I was being treated on MY health insurance. The irony is that she is the one who is an addict & ive had to cut her out of my life years ago. Doctors don't ever care about any of that. They never even give the patient the opportunity to explain, regardless of how well they've complied. They are terrified of the DEA, and/or lawsuits. As frustrating as it is, since I've been on the other side of the fence so many times, I can't help but understand. Who'd want to put that much work into their career, only to lose their livelihood in the drop of a hat?
By the same token, I've seen my share of pharmanazis as well. The government has totally gotten out of control and seems to have forgotten what the real role of the DEA is.

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