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Doctor’s license suspended in Michigan for overprescribing narcotics

A license suspension order was recently imposed on a Saginaw, Michigan medical physician because he endangered patients by excessively prescribing them strong medicines that were often abused, an article of mlive.com reported on December 9.

According to reports, Doctor Kriangsak Thepveera’s professional license was immediately suspended by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) after determining the doctor prescribed controlled medications likely to be abused by patients. A report also revealed that among other doctors, Thepveera most frequently prescribed codeine-promethazine, a narcotic-based cough syrup. Thepveera reportedly prescribed over 2,500 patients codeine-promethazine, a well-known recreational drug. Thepveera did not issue a statement regarding the suspension.

Having your doctor’s license suspended is frustrating, especially if your ability to earn a living is negatively affected. However, if you are on the brink of a suspension in Austin, a license defense attorney at the Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to work on your behalf to get you the best results possible. Find out how we can work for you today by calling (512) 495-9995.


Pierce County doctor suspended for multiple medical violations

A doctor from Pierce County was recently suspended by the Virginia Medical Commission for consenting medical students in the military to administer medicine injections to one another, kitsapsun.com reported on August 25.

An investigation conducted by the Virginia Board of Medicine revealed that Doctor John Hagmann had 11 violations of regulations and codes. The board ordered Hagmann’s license revocation on July 6. Hagmann, who used to teach combat medicine, was accused of exploiting his students by telling them to get drunk and then injecting them with hallucinogens to test their cognitive functioning. Hagmann is expected to contest his license suspension and the charges filed against him before September 6.

Doctors unfortunately have to struggle with financial problems when their professional license has been suspended. However, if you think that your doctor’s license is facing suspension in Austin, the lawyers at the Leichter Law Firm PC may work on your behalf. Consult your situation with us today at (512) 495-9995 to learn more of your options.


Two indicted for Woodlands “pill mill”

A Dickinson physician and a Cypress physician’s assistant have been indicted by a grand jury for operating a “pill mill” out of Texas Pain and Medical Management in The Woodlands. The federal Drug Enforcement Agency as well as the Conroe and Willis police departments assisted in the raid.

The 57-year-old physician faces up to 99 years in prison on first-degree felony charges. According to Your Houston News, the doctor falsified information on a Texas Medical Board certificate to run a pain management clinic.

The other man, a 64-year-old physician’s assistant, faces up to 20 years in prison on second-degree felony charges for operating the clinic, a violation of state law.

If you are facing criminal charges that will jeopardize your physician’s license, contact the medical license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm today at 512-495-9995.


Sugar Land doctor arrested for health care fraud

A 56-year-old Sugar Land man was arrested last week on charges of health care fraud and conspiracy to commit health care fraud, the Houston Chronicle reports. The indictment reads that the doctor ordered, authorized, and prescribed unnecessary diagnostic tests and other procedures.

These procedures were then billed to Medicare and Medicaid for payment under his billing number. The physician is believed to have submitted more than $19.4 million worth of medical claims to the Texas Medicaid and Medicare Programs from 2007 to 2012.

An estimated $8.5 million was deposited in his bank account. He is also accused of running medical clinics under different names to hide his scheme and hiring patient recruiters.

If you have been accused of committing health insurance fraud and are in danger of losing your professional license, contact the professional license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995 today.