Colorado MD Goes to Prison After Patient Death Conviction


Dr Joel Miller

Dr Joel Miller

A Colorado physician found guilty of prescribing narcotics for no medical purpose, was sentenced last week to 5 years in state prison.


Doctor Joel Miller, of the city of Craig, will also serve 3 years of probation after he is released, according a U.S. district attorney press release.

Miller, a doctor of osteopathy, operated a clinic called High Country Medical between 2008-2010.  He was arrested in August 2013,  on a 34-felony warrant. He was convicted by a federal jury last November on 6 charges of illegal narcotic distribution without a legitimate medical purpose; 1 charge of illegal narcotic distribution resulting in death, and 1 charge of providing lying on his Drug Enforcement Administration registration application. The narcotic in question was fentanyl.dr drug dealers art

Miller could have gotten a 20-year sentence. The case was presided over by  U.S. District Court Judge Robert Blackburn.

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3 thoughts on “Colorado MD Goes to Prison After Patient Death Conviction

  1. Vic Nicholls says:

    So why didn’t he get what everyone else does?

    • Well, my research over the past 20 years verifies that physicians are deified in most societies – including this country. So not only do doctors invariably receive the weakest possible punishments. They are also – as far as I can tell – the ONLY professional able to regain their licenses after serving prison time for murder.

      One need look no further than the Visu Vilvarajah double murder case. Just type the name into the Medical Miscreant search box

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