‘Bubba Gump’ Doc Swaps Narcotics for Shrimp

“. . . shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That’s about it.” (Bubba talking to Forrest Gump)


“Yes sir, I am guilty.” (Doctor Steve Morris, last week in federal court)

Dr Steve Morris

Dr Steve Morris

In the state of Mississippi a drug-dealer physician has admitted in court that he sometimes traded prescription pills for shrimp, and sometimes just gave them out for free on boat rides, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.

Those and other crimes were revealed in federal court earlier this week when Doctor Steve Morris, age 57 of Gulfport, confessed just before his trial that he routinely distributed narcotics outside the standard of accepted medical practice, over a two-year span that started in 2013.

The drugs listed in the charges are the narcotic painkiller, oxycodone; an anti-anxiety generic drug similar to Xanax; as well as the non-narcotic muscle relaxant Soma.

Morris could receive a 5-year term in federal prison. The government will take possession of $35,000 in illegal proceeds from the drug deals, as well as two vehicles and issue a $250,000 fine.

As part of the plea, Morris admitted also that he conspired with two staff members of his clinic – Peggy LaPorte, a 59-year-old nurse, and Brittany Spikes, age 29. The prosecution was prepared to prove that one undercover officer went to the clinic more than 20 times, and was given prescriptions each time for drugs with no medical need, and no routine physical exam or tests performed. Other witnesses were ready to testify to similar incidents.

All three medical professionals at the Total Health Solutions clinic were arrested for Conspiracy, as well as “aiding and abetting each other to possess, distribute and dispense controlled substances outside the scope of proper medical practice.”

Total Health Solutions

A total of 57 felonies were defined in the indictment.

Laporte and Spikes are out on bail pending separate trials. The maximum penalties in this case is a prison term of 20 years and a $1,000,000 fine on each felony.

The doctor is expected to be sentenced in January by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden in Gulfport.

Here’s another look at this case:


  • Unknown  (7/16/2015)
  • Action Taken: License Restricted
  • Summary: Morris III, Steve MD: License # 13836: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Unknown at this time. ACTION TAKEN: The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure has granted continuance with the restrictions that the physician cannot practice until such time as a hearing is conducted and a decision is rendered.
  • State: Mississippi



Ohio Doctor: “Sexual Disorder Not Otherwise Specified.” Not the Patient. The Doctor

In the city of Northwood yet another physician has had his medical license pulled after confessing that, why, yes indeed, he was routinely having sexual encounters behind closed doors of the clinic. Isn’t that what closed doors are for? Who told?

Dr Peter C Johnson - as clear a case of nominative determinism we've seen

Dr Peter C Johnson – as clear a case of nominative determinism we’ve seen

The Ohio State Medical Board announced in mid-September they had made the determination that the license of Doctor Peter C. Johnson, age 52,  should be suspended for at least 24 months.

That ought to teach him.

Johnson, who lives in Graytown, is an Ob/Gyn specialist whose clinic address was 500 Commerce Park in Northwood, a suburb of Toledo. The clinic is now closed, which is probably a bright idea.

According to the Medical Board’s report, the doctor admitted to sexual encounters with three different patients and his medical office assistant. Oh! Almost forgot. Also a doctor in medical training whom he supervised. Good of him to teach her what hands-on medicine is all about.

So lab-coat horny toad Johnson confessed to the Board that his sexual misbehavior continued even after he realized the Board was investigating him, “because I couldn’t help myself.”

Just the sort of guy you want undressing your family members.

The Medical Board reports that Johnson was diagnosed by a psychiatrist as suffering from “Sexual Disorder Not Otherwise Specified,” and that his ability to practice medicine ethically is “impaired.”

We suspect the psychiatrist assessing Johnson went with that particular diagnosis since “Mr. Quickest Zipper in the Mid-west” is not yet a recognized deviancy in the psych bible, the DSM-5. Maybe we’ll see it in future editions.


Anyway, the unnamed psychiatrist recommended that the doctor undergo intensive residential treatment for sexually compulsive behavior; participate in a followup program for sexual addiction. He agreed to weekly counseling sessions and must also agree to unscheduled polygraph testing.

Otherwise, priapistic Peter will be . . . you know . . . in trouble. Again. And then the University of Toledo Medical School will have to make the uncomfortable decision of inviting him to their alumni parties. Or not.

The wayward MD was ordered in July to begin the process of referring all of his patients to other, presumably less perverted, specialists.

And we think that’s just swell.

Here’s more:


For the record, Medical Miscreants holds files on just under 1,000 physicians found responsible for pretty much the same goofiness, over the last 30 years. Some things in ‘healthcare’ just never change very much.

(We thank contributor S.A. Native for pointing this case out to us)


The Strange Deaths of Lady Doctors

Dr Jacquelyn Kotarac

Dr Jacquelyn Kotarac

It was 5 years ago this past summer when Doctor Jacquelyn Kotarac tried to force her way into the home of a man-friend who wasn’t letting her in via the front door. When the back door could not be pried open with a shovel, she got a ladder from the backyard and climbed to the roof after dark, removed the chimney cap and slid feet-first down the flue, according to Bakersfield California police spokeswoman Mary DeGeare.

At the moment of her ill-advised Santa Claus entry, she had no idea that the man she was trying desperately to visit had sneaked out another door and was no longer in the house. He had driven away for the weekend. And the sad fact was, nobody on earth knew where she was.

So Doctor Kotarac, age 49 – involved in an “on-again, off-again” relationship with a gentleman named William Moody – slid down a chimney in the dark. It was the last mistake she would ever make. Within the suffocating walls of the stone fireplace, no one could hear her screams.

Her decomposing body was found stuck there three days later. Firefighters spent many hours breaking through the brick chimney from the outside the house to extract Kotarac’s body.

Investigators said that the doctor’s office staff reported her missing two days earlier, after she had failed to show up for work and calls to her went unanswered. Her car was found in the alleyway; her purse and cell phone were located on the lawn near the house.

“She made an unbelievable error in judgment and nobody understands why, and unfortunately she’s passed away. She had her issues – she had her demons – but I never lost my respect for her.” (William Moody)


In what may well be the first vibrator-related fatality in U.S. history, a south Florida doctor died after police report that she was choked to death by an electronic neck massage device on December 24, 2010.

Dr Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson

Dr Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson

Doctor Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson, age 37, a radiologist at Jackson Memorial Hospital, died while using a high-powered vibrator in her Parkland home bedroom on Christmas Eve after an evening spent wrapping gifts. According to the Broward County Medical Examiner, the rotating mechanism became entangled in the strands of a leather necklace she was wearing and she was strangled before she could work herself free.

Husband Kenneth Gegerson called 911 upon finding his wife’s body on the floor next to the bed. Paramedics pronounced Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson dead at the scene when they arrived.

According to the manufacturer of the ShoulderFlex Deep Kneading Shiatsu massager, the device is entirely safe if the simple enclosed warnings are followed. And the four-page instruction booklet lists several warnings not to use the device while wearing a necklace.

Doctor Ferrari-Gegerson was an associate professor at the University of Florida and worked in the emergency department at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

ShoulderFlex - No necklace - no problems

ShoulderFlex – No necklace – no problems

“The very mechanism that caused this unfortunate strangulation, is the precise thing that was warned about: don’t wear a necklace.” (Mark R. Boyd, Attorney for ShoulderFlex)


In the nation of India, a true mystery shrouds the death of Doctor Swetapadma Mishra, who police say must have committed suicide by jumping from a multi-story building.

Dr Swetapadma Mishra and husband Arijit

Dr Swetapadma Mishra and husband Arijit

This, as the 44-year-old doctor’s family state vehemently that she was tortured by her husband – also a physician.

Family members of Swetapadma, a gynecologist, have told the news media that their daughter was tortured because she refused to turn her family dowry over to her husband. They say he must have coerced her to kill herself. The husband, Doctor Arijit Mohapatra, denied responsibility for her death.

“The investigation is still wide open. We have finished the first round of interrogation. Though prima facie, it appears to be a case of suicide, we are not ruling out any possibility at this stage,” the Deputy Police Commissioner told reporters.
He stressed that police do not believe the doctor was pushed off the terrace, but cannot say for certain exactly why she died.


A body found in an Indiana lake on April 10, 2014, has been identified as that of Doctor Teleka Patrick, the Michigan doctor who’s been missing since December, according to the Porter County Coroner’s Office. No one seems to know how she got there.

Dr Teleka Patrick

Dr Teleka Patrick

Her body was discovered in Lake Charles near Gary Indiana by a fisherman, who called police. An autopsy revealed no signs of trauma. The cause and manner of death were consistent with drowning, the coroner said in a statement.

The 30-year-old medical resident failed to show up for work on December 6 of last winter in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The night before, her 1997 Lexus was discovered abandoned more than 100 miles away in a ditch off of Interstate 94 in Indiana, near the lake where she was evetually found.

Police took search dogs to the scene to track the woman’s scent. They led investigators away from the car in the ditch and up to the highway. There the scent disappeared, as though she got into another car and rode away.

Surveillance video and home videos uploaded to YouTube provided investigators with clues about Patrick’s movements in the hours before she disappeared.

A Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel security camera, not far from where she worked, showed Patrick at about 7:30 pm on the night of December 5, hours before police found her car in Indiana. She spoke with hotel staff at the desk but did not check in.

Those are the last known images of her until her body was found in the lake.


Doctor Sneha Anne Philip was an Indian American physician, assumed to have been killed on September 11, 2001, during the World Trade Center collapse.

Dr Sneha Ann Philip, photographed in Foley Square September 2001

Dr Sneha Ann Philip, photographed in Foley Square September 2001

But not everyone believes that.

Police learned that there were security camera images in the lobby of her apartment of a woman resembling her, standing near the elevator with similar hair and clothing as the doctor, on September 11th at 8:45 in the morning. But the images were not clear enough to document her presence for certain. On the video, the woman presses the elevator button, but leaves only moments before the time we now know the first plane hit the Trade Center.

Police also now know that the doctor’s brother lied when he’d said he had talked with her during the terrorist attacks, saying she told him she was going to the Trade Center to help. The brother confessed later that he had tried to spin a hero story that the news media would be interested in, in an attempt to gain more coverage for the story and find his sister.

Sneha’s husband put up missing person posters all over town, but no one came forward to say they’d seen her.

The last known images of her alive were caught by department store security cameras, the day before the WTC attack.  It was there she had spent $500 on shoes, a dress, lingerie and bed sheets. That video is the last known image of Doctor Sneha Philip.

When she did not come home that evening her husband told police he assumed that she had stayed out all night as she sometimes did. Investigators discovered that the secretive doctor was in fact leading a double life. She routinely spent time in lesbian clubs in the Battery Park area. The FBI learned that the husband believed his wife was having an affair with another woman; that she was using drugs and drinking heavily; that she was actually about to be fired from her hospital training program. The FBI were fairly certain that the wayward physician had simply walked away from her life, and the World Trade Center attack gave her the perfect opportunity.

Sneha’s family totally disagreed and petitioned that she be legally declared a 9/11 victim. They stated that due to her medical background and her living close to the Trade Center, she most certainly was killed trying to help victims of the attack when the towers collapsed.

The government eventually acquiesced, and Doctor Sneha Philip was officially listed as the 2,751st WTC victim. But FBI investigators are not so sure, because the evidence is she disappeared the day before 9/11. with new lingerie and bed sheets.

The doctor has not been seen since September 10, 2001, buying new shoes, new lingerie and bed sheets.