Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#42 Dec 20, 2011
Anyone know the details surrounding these two local M.D.'s?

Gary T. Barnes, M.D., Signal Mountain, Tenn. Violation: Violation of board order. Action: Probation extended an additional five years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $6,500 civil penalty, plus costs.

Raphael D. Lanade, M.D., Chattanooga, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional conduct, dishonorable or unethical conduct Action: License reprimanded; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs.

http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PDFs/Novembe...
SAM

Franklin, TN

#43 Feb 13, 2012
I was treated well by Dr. Richard Catlin. If he lost his license that is to bad and possibly a case of frenzied narcophobia that ultimately afflicts chronic pain patients.
13 more

Chattanooga, TN

#44 Mar 16, 2012
1.Licensee: Charles E. Anderson, M.D., Tullahoma, Tenn. Violation: Failed to take appropriate histories or perform medically appropriate physical, examinations and/or failed to document such; failed to obtain medically
appropriate diagnostic tests or obtain appropriate medical consultations; failed to formulate written treatment plans; and failed to monitor signs of drug abuse or diversion Action: License permanently surrendered/revoked; assessed costs

2. Marin V. Dimitrov, M.D., Bristol, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substances or other drug to any person in
violation of any law of the state or of the United States Action: License reprimanded; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $500 civil penalty, plus costs.

3.Allen R. Foster, M.D., Knoxville, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; guilty of a crime Action: License revoked; assessed costs.

4.Douglass W. Green, M.D., Bristol, Tenn., Violation: Dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substances or other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve
pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition Action: License suspended for 60 days; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $4,000 civil penalty, plus costs.

5.Ralph T. Ho, M.D., Reno, Nev. Violation: Action taken by the state of Nevada Action: License suspended for one year, with suspension stayed upon condition that he obtains an alcohol evaluation and complies with it recommendations; assessed costs.

6.John Jaggers, III, M.D., Cleveland, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct. Action: License reprimanded; assessed $11,000 civil penalty, plus costs.

7.Christopher J. Klugewicz, M.D., Lookout Mountain, Tenn.Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; abandonment of records Action: License reprimanded; assessed costs.

8.Robert E. Korman, M.D., Brooklandville, Md. Violation: Action taken by the state of Maryland; guilty of a crime. Action: License suspended for three month, followed by five years probation; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs.

9.Marcus Min, M.D., Madison, Tenn. Violation: Dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substances or other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition Action: License placed on probation for three years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $5,000 civil penalty, plus costs.

10.Bernard C. Moses, M.D., Williamsburg, Ky. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; action taken by the state of Kentucky Action: License voluntarily surrendered/revoked; assessed costs.

11.Adedamola O. Oni, M.D., Chattanooga, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; violation of board order; action taken by the state of New York Action: License revoked; must pay balance of previous costs; assessed costs.

12.Richard D. Rossin, M.D., Eden Prairie, Minn. Violation: Action taken by the state of California Action: Assessed $500 civil penalty.

13.Charles W. White, M.D., Lexington, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; habitual intoxication or personal misuse of any drugs or the use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics,
controlled substances or other drugs or stimulants in such a manner as to adversely affect the personís ability to practice medicine Action: License placed on probation for two years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs
1pusher 1 Liar

Chattanooga, TN

#45 Mar 23, 2012
1.Winifred Lassiter, M.D., Murfreesboro, Tenn., Violation: Unprofessional conduct, dishonorable or unethical conduct; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or other drug to any person in violation of any law of the state or of the United States Action: License placed on probation for three years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $1,500 civil penalty, plus costs *This practitioner was disciplined on January 25, 2012

2.Steven B. Stubblefield, M.D., Chattanooga, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; making false statements or representations, being guilty of fraud or deceit in obtaining admission to practice or being guilty of fraud or deceit in the practice of medicine Action: License placed on probation for five years; assessed $1,000 civil penalty, plus costs

http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PDFs/Februar...
Fan

York, SC

#46 Apr 2, 2012
1pusher 1 Liar wrote:
1.Winifred Lassiter, M.D., Murfreesboro, Tenn., Violation: Unprofessional conduct, dishonorable or unethical conduct; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or other drug to any person in violation of any law of the state or of the United States Action: License placed on probation for three years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $1,500 civil penalty, plus costs *This practitioner was disciplined on January 25, 2012
2.Steven B. Stubblefield, M.D., Chattanooga, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; making false statements or representations, being guilty of fraud or deceit in obtaining admission to practice or being guilty of fraud or deceit in the practice of medicine Action: License placed on probation for five years; assessed $1,000 civil penalty, plus costs
http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PDFs/Februar...
Apparently, Stubblefield has been busted multiple times for DUI. According to staff if he does it once more medical license is gone for good.
Drunks adicts and lairs

Chattanooga, TN

#47 Aug 24, 2012
Dr. Steven K. Austin, M.D., Chattanooga, Tenn. Violation: Habitual intoxication or personal misuse of any drugs or the use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics, controlled substances or other drugs or stimulants in such a manner as to adversely affect the personís ability to practice medicine. Action: License placed on probation for not less than four years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $1,000 civil penalty, plus costs
Dr. Colleen M. Brophy, M.D., Nashville, Tenn. Violation: Habitual intoxication or personal misuse of any drugs or the use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics, controlled substances or other drugs or stimulants in such a manner as to adversely affect the personís ability to practice medicine; engaging in the practice of medicine when mentally or physically unable to safely do so. Action: License placed on probation for not less than five years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs
Dr. Michael N. Dube, M.D., Johnson City, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional dishonorable or unethical conduct; making false statements or representations, being guilty of fraud or deceit in obtaining admission to practice or being guilty of fraud or deceit in the practice of medicine; guilty of a crime Action: License revoked for not less than one year; assessed costs
Dr. Swatantra Kodali M.D., Morristown, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; gross malpractice, or a pattern of continued or repeated malpractice, ignorance, negligence or incompetence in the course of medical practice; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amount and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition. Action: License retired; must meet certain terms and conditions before reactivating license
Dr. Jack A. Norden, M.D., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Violation: Action taken by the state of Florida Action: License permanently surrendered; assessed costs
Douglas A. Shields, M.D., Jonas Ridge, NC. Violation: Action taken by the state of North Carolina. Action: License voluntarily retired not to be reinstated until certain terms and conditions have been met; assessed costs
Timothy S. Whitaker, M.D., Blue Ridge, Ga. Violation: Action taken by the state of Alaska. Action: License reprimanded; assessed $1,000 civil penalty, plus costs
Same old stuff

Chattanooga, TN

#48 Oct 17, 2012
1 of 3 i think...

1.Benjamin F. Booker, III, M.D., Franklin, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; making false statements or representations, being guilty of fraud or deceit in obtaining admission to practice or being guilty of fraud and deceit in the practice of medicine; failure to report criminal conviction; habitual intoxication or personal misuse of any drugs or the use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics, controlled substances or other drugs or stimulants in such manner as to adversely affect the personís ability to practice medicine; guilty of a crime; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or other drug to any person in violation of any law of the state or of the United States; engaging in the practice of medicine when mentally or physically unable to safely do soAction: License suspended for not less than two years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs

2.Charles Brooks, M.D., Maryville, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; in violation of Principles of Medical Ethics ß.14, Sexual Misconduct in the Practice of Medicine Action: License placed on probation for not less than five years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $2,000 civil penalty, plus costs.

3.Amjad I. Butt, M.D., Havertown, Pa. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; action taken by the state of Iowa. Action: Upon reactivation of license to be placed on probation for not less than five years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs.

4.Stephen W. Fry, M.D., Kingsport, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; violation or attempted violation, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violation of, or conspiring to violate any provision of this chapter or, any lawful order of the board issued pursuant thereto or any criminal statute of this state of Tennessee; making false statements or representations, being guilty of fraud or deceit in obtaining admission to practice or being guilty of fraud or deceit in the practice of medicine. Action: License placed on probation for five years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $6,000 civil penalty, plus costs.

5.Thomas M. Gorman, M.D., Franklin, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; habitual intoxication or personal misuse of any drugs or the use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics, controlled substances or other drugs or stimulants in such manner as to adversely affect the personís ability to practice medicine; guilty of a crime; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or other drug to any person in violation of any law of the state or of the Unites States. Action: License suspended for no less than 60 days; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs.
Same old stuff

Chattanooga, TN

#49 Oct 17, 2012
2 of 3

6. Winston H. Griner, Sr., M.D., Nashville, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional conduct, dishonorable or unethical conduct; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for diagnosed conditions. Action: License suspended effective January 1, 2013 for 90 days; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs.

7.Michael F. Lett, M.D., Knoxville, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional conduct, dishonorable or unethical conduct. Action: License reprimanded; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $500 civil penalty, plus costs.

8.Allan M. Menachem, M.D., Jackson, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional conduct, dishonorable or unethical conduct. Action: Must have female nurse present when examining female patients; agrees to random, periodic chart reviews to determine compliance with terms; assessed costs.

9.Kiran Patibandla, M.D., Kingsport, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional or dishonorable or unethical conduct; violation or attempted violation, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violation of, or conspiring to violate any provision of this chapter or, any lawful order of the board issued pursuant thereto or any criminal statute of the state of Tennessee. Action: License reprimanded; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs.

10.Michael D. Ralston, M.D., Memphis, Tenn.Violation: Dishonorable or unethical conduct; action taken by the state of Mississippi. Action: Must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs.

11.Daniel Slonaker, M.D., Erwin, Tenn. Violation: Failed to follow appropriate protocols in prescribing or dispensing drugs. Action: License voluntarily surrendered/permanent revocation; assessed costs

12.Susan E. Webb, M.D., Knoxville, Tenn. Violation: Dishonorable or unethical conduct; personal misuse of any drugs or the use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics, controlled substances or other drugs or stimulants in such manner as to adversely affect the personís ability to practice medicine. Action: License placed on probation for five years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs
Same old stuff

Chattanooga, TN

#50 Oct 17, 2012
3 of 3

13.John B. Woods, M.D., Jackson, Tenn. Violation: Habitual intoxication or personal misuse of any drugs or the use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics, controlled substances or other drugs or stimulants, in such manner as to adversely affect the personís ability to practice medicine; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug to any person in violation of any law of the state or of the United States. Action: License placed on probation for not less than five years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $2,000 civil penalty, plus costs
Mark

United States

#51 Oct 29, 2012
Professional Patient wrote:
Dr. John C. Wood of Chattanooga, TN- Is a very unprofessional physician. His bedside manner leaves alot to be disires. Everytime i have a doc appt. he has a different nures working for him. This has to be a testimony to his personality. There is no compassion with this man. He actually told me that his nurse didn't know how to take my bloodpressure. How unprofessional is that. He got very mad at me when I declined to take the prescription medicine Crestor for my cholesterol. He was very rude at that pointe. To all that is reading this- my professional opinion regarding Dr. John C. Wood "Control Freak"
Dr wood is my Dr, saved my life. I don't want nice in a doctor, I want confidence. He is a guru regarding blood, cholesterol, I referred a family member, he saved his life!!!
Only 7 this time

Chattanooga, TN

#52 Dec 18, 2012
1.Curtis L. Beauregard, M.D., Chesterfield, Ms., Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; violation or attempted violation, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violation of, or conspiring to violate, any provision of this chapter or any lawful order of the board issued pursuant thereto, or any criminal statute of the state of Tennessee; action taken by the state of Louisiana, Action: Probation extended for an additional five years; must meet certain terms and conditions, assessed costs

2.Stephen M. Becker, M.D., Lenoir City, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional conduct, dishonorable or unethical conduct Action: License placed on probation for no less than five years; restricted from performing any cosmetic procedures unless proof Is presented to the boardís satisfaction of receiving appropriate training and/or education to perform the procedures; assessed $24,000 civil penalty, plus costs.

3.Vijaya K. Patibandla, M.D., Valley Stream, NY. Violation: Dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease , or in amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition. Action: License voluntarily retired; shall not reinstate until certain terms and conditions have been met.

4.James H. Pogue, M.D., Nashville, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; gross malpractice, or a pattern of continued or repeated malpractice, ignorance, negligence or incompetence in the course of medical practice; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease or in amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition; dispensing prescribing or otherwise distributing to any person a controlled substance or other drug if such person is addicted to the habit of using controlled substances without making a bona fide effort to cure the habit of such patient Action: License suspended for not less than six months; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $22,000 civil penalty, plus costs.

5.Rajashaker P. Reddy, M.D., Atlanta, Ga. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; making false statements or representations, being guilty of fraud or deceit in obtaining admission to practice or being guilty of fraud or deceit in the practice of medicine; guilty of a crime. Action: License voluntarily surrendered/revoked; assessed costs.

6.Gholamreza Shareghi, M.D., Marshal, MI. Violation: Action taken by the states of Michigan, Virginia and Pennsylvania
Action: License placed on probation for one year; indefinitely restricted to the practice of anesthesiology until Michigan license is restored to unrestricted, active status.

7.Todd L. Samuels, M.D., Leesburg, Va. Violation: Action taken by the state of Virginia Action: License reprimanded; assessed costs

http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PDFs/Novembe...
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#53 Feb 21, 2013
1 of 2

1.Licensee: Walter H. King, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn. Violation: A pattern of continued or repeated malpractice, ignorance, negligence or incompetence in the course of medical practice Action: License retired; must meet certain terms and conditions before reapplying;
assessed $1,000 civil penalty
2.Licensee: Joseph E. Bieberly, M.D., Johnson City, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amount and/or for durations not
medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition. Action: License retired; must meet certain terms and conditions before reapplying; assessed $2,000 civil penalty
3. Licensee: Scott C. Canfield, X-ray Op., Old Hickory, Tenn. Violation: Guilty of a crime. Action: Licenses conditional upon compliance with contract already in place with the Tennessee Medical Foundation
4.Licensee: David C. Cassada, M.D., Richlands, Va. Violation: Dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a
diagnosed condition Action: License shall not be reactivated until certain terms and conditions are met;
assessed costs
5. Licensee: Michael A. Chavin, M.D., Morristown, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct
Action: License reprimanded; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs
6.Licensee: Monisha Dutta, M.D., Memphis, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; making or signing in oneís
professional capacity any certificate that is known to be false at the time one makes or signs such certificate Action: License reprimanded
7.Licensee: Helmut K. Harnisch, M.D., Lewisburg, Tenn. Violation: Gross malpractice or a pattern of continued or repeated malpractice, ignorance, negligence or incompetence in the course of medical practice; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed
Condition Action: License to remain in retired status; shall not be reinstated until all conditions have been met; assessed $1,000 civil penalty, plus costs.
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#54 Feb 21, 2013
2 of 2
8. Licensee: Frederick T. Hodges, M.D., Memphis, Tenn. Violation: Gross malpractice or a pattern of continued or repeated malpractice, ignorance, negligence or incompetence in the course of medical practice Action: License reprimanded; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs
9.Licensee: Fred E. King, M.D., Memphis, Tenn. Violation: Gross malpractice or a pattern of continued or repeated malpractice, ignorance,
negligence or incompetence in the course of medical practice Action: License voluntarily surrendered; assessed costs
10.Licensee: Debra K. McKenzie, M.D., Dyersburg, Tenn. Violation: A violation or attempted violation, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violation of, or conspiring to violate, any provisions of this chapter or any lawful order of the board issued pursuant thereto or any criminal statute of the state of Tennessee Action: License placed on probation for three years; assessed $2,000 civil penalty, plus
Costs
11.Licensee: Russell W. Rhea III, M.D., Knoxville, Tenn. Violation: Dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition
Action: License placed on probation for no less than three years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs
12.Licensee: Leslie E. Smith Jr., M.D., Memphis, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; Gross malpractice or a pattern of continued or repeated malpractice, ignorance, negligence or incompetence in the course of medical practice; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amounts and/or for durations not medically
necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition Action: License reprimanded; assessed $2,000 civil penalty, plus costs
13. Licensee: Todd A. Whitaker, M.D., Unicoi, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; habitual intoxication or
personal misuse of any drugs or the use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics, controlled substances or other drugs or stimulants in such manner as to adversely affect the personís ability to practice medicine; engaging in the practice of medicine when mentally or physically unable to safely do so. Action: License placed on probation for not less than five years; assessed $2,000 civil
penalty, plus costs.

http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PDFs/January...
IMPACTED IS PSYCHO

United States

#55 Feb 21, 2013
Get some meds......PLEASE
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#56 Feb 21, 2013
IMPACTED IS PSYCHO wrote:
Get some meds......PLEASE
Well now,ďMedsĒ certainly are a popular choice among the medical profession, now aren't theyÖ.I did take a couple of Advil today.

Here is the deal: You tell me how a ďQuack-ENTĒ gets away with pretending to be a Plastic Surgeon, butchering patients and does so for almost ten years? If you can provide any reasonable answer at all, Iíll simply go away!

BTW: only two Nurses this time and I believe both, failure to pay loans! Oh how I do wish the state would assist in my collection effort too!
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#57 Mar 18, 2013
Dr. Michael W. Lawrence, D.P.M., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Violation: Guilty of a crime; immoral, unethical, unprofessional or dishonorable conduct;
violation or attempted violation, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the
violation of, or conspiring to violate, any provisions of this chapter or any lawful
order of the board issued pursuant thereto or any criminal statute of the state of Tennessee; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or any other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in
good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease

Action: License suspended for no less than 60 days; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $600 civil penalty, plus costs

http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PDFs/Februar...
Impacted

Chattanooga, TN

#58 Mar 18, 2013
Dr. Larry E. Perry, M.D., Oneida, Tenn.
Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; gross malpractice, or a pattern
of continued or repeated malpractice, ignorance, negligence or incompetence in the course of medical practice; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing any controlled substance or other drug not in the course of professional practice,or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in amounts and/or for during not medically necessary,advisable or justified for a diagnosed condition; action taken by the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Action: License revoked; assessed costs

Dr.Tommy C. Thompson, M.D., Memphis, Tenn.
Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; failed to furnish to a patient or a patientís authorized representative a copy or summary of such patientís medical Disciplinary
records, at the option of the health care provider within ten working days upon request in writing by the patient or such representative

Action: License reprimanded; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $5,000
civil penalty, plus costs
65RedRoses

Dalton, GA

#59 Apr 11, 2013
Does anyone know of a good doctor for pain management in Chattanooga? I recently left DrDykes office in FtO because I found him to be extremely rude. After telling the staff I was going to go somewhere else I was sent a letter saying I was discharged for my oxycodone not being in my system and the fentanyl I'd been off for three weeks was present. Makes no sense since I took the oxy the night before. The fentanyl either stuck around or they have me some when I was in surgery before my appointment. I'm not worried since I didn't like the doctor but I need a recommendation for a good pain management clinic. My pancreas is failing and the doctors can't fix it, so I was put on pain meds. Now I'm enjoying the life of being treated like a drug addict :-/
same stuff

Chattanooga, TN

#60 Apr 17, 2013
1. Dr. James M. Bachstein, M.D., Lebanon, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; violation or attempted violation, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violation of, or conspiring to
violate any provision of this chapter or, any lawful order of the board issued pursuant thereto or criminal statute of the state of Tennessee Action: Probation extended for ten months until at least September 1, 2013; assessed
$2,500 civil penalty, plus costs

2. Dr. Robert T. Cochran, Jr., M.D., Nashville, Tenn. Violation: Failed to maintain adequate patient records Action: License permanently retired; cease and desist the practice of medicine; assessed
Costs.

3. Dr. James C. Gekas, M.D., Brentwood, Tenn.
Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct Action: License reprimanded; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed costs.

4. Dr. Edward D. Johnson, M.D., Hixson, Tenn.
Violation: Gross malpractice or a pattern of continued or repeated malpractice, ignorance,
negligence or incompetence in the course of medical practice; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing to any person any controlled substance or other drug not in the course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve
pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or in
amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a
diagnosed condition Action: License placed on probation for not less than five years; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $2,500 civil penalty, plus costs.

5.Dr. Gumersindo R. Leal, M.D., Memphis, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; gross health care liability or a
pattern of continued or repeated health care liability, ignorance, negligence or incompetence in the course of medical practice; dispensing, prescribing or otherwise distributing to any controlled substance or any other drug not in the
course of professional practice, or not in good faith to relieve pain and suffering, or not to cure an ailment, physical infirmity or disease, or on amounts and/or for durations not medically necessary, advisable or justified for a diagnosed
conditions Action: License reprimanded; assessed costs.

6. Anjalie J. Narshimhan, M.D., Nashville, Tenn. Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; violation or attempted
violationÖ(of) any criminal statute of the state of TennesseeAction: License reprimanded; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed $1,000
civil penalty, plus costs.

http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PDFs/March_2...
concerned

Chattanooga, TN

#61 Jun 3, 2013
Impacted wrote:
This is this good doctors second time before the board, that Ive found. The first time the board said this:His bad behavior could "adversely affect a personís ability to practice medicine" but yet, it appears he is still allowed to practice medcine anyway!
Mark T. Simpson, M.D., Chattanooga, Tenn.
Violation of board order Action:
Probation extended five years from current probation; must meet certain terms and conditions; assessed cost.
Below is what I believe to be his first violation, it was posted in June of 08 on Topix. However, I'm not sure when the board actually heard his case
Mark T. Simpson, MD Violation: Unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct; and habitual intoxication or personal misuse of any drugs or the use of intoxicating liquors, narcotics,
controlled substances or other drugs or stimulants in such manner as to adversely affect a personís ability to practice medicine
Action: Suspension Stayed; placed on probation for no less than five (5) years; must
meet certain terms and conditions; and assessed costs.
http://health.state.tn.us/boards/PDFs/May_201...
The environment in Dr Simpson's office is very unprofessional. His behavior and treatment of his nurse and any female patient is unethical. He has more time for his employees than he does his patients. It concerns me that he feels his women are more important.

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