So which do you think is better news: That a physician wouldn’t notice the tail, or that he sees it and pretends he doesn’t?
A Southern California physician has been convicted of being an illegal drug-pusher, operating his Los Angeles-area clinic as a “pill mill”.
Last Tuesday a superior court jury found Doctor Richard S. Kim, a resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, guilty of 17 felonies, for illegally prescribing drugs for no legitimate medical reason.
During the trial the prosecution was able to prove that Kim, age 44, was routinely writing prescriptions for heavy narcotics – Norco, Xanax, Soma and Adderall – without performing patient histories, creating medical records or performing physical exams, on thousands of walk-in “patients”.
“Kim operated an unusual practice. He had no staff. Patients would call or send him a text message. He would unlock his office door and let them in.” (The prosecution)
“You can actually see the dog’s tail in the X-ray.” (Deputy D.A. John Niedermann of the Major Narcotics Division)
Kim, who had been free on $100,000 bail, was handcuffed immediately and taken to Los Angeles County Jail after the verdict was read. His possible sentence could be 12 years.
This particular stethoscope schemer is scheduled to be sentenced September 30.
Incidentally, if you happen to be a patient of Robert Kim MD, don’t bother showing up at his clinic. The doctor isn’t in.
Here’s another look at this doctor dirt-bag: