Are Doctors ‘Smarter Than a 5th-Grader?’ Not This Doggy Dimwit

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You’ll kindly note the tail.

A Southern California physician found guilty of blatant drug-dealing was sentenced last month to 3 years in Los Angeles County Jail.

According to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, Doctor Richard Seongjun Kim, age 44, was convicted on 17 charges of Illegally Prescribing Narcotics on September 20. He owned and operated a small clinic on Western Avenue in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Don’t bother  setting an appointment here. The doctor can’t see you today.

Using undercover agents working with the Drug Enforcement Administration to act as patients, law enforcement officers carried patient medical charts and x-rays into Kim’s clinic to support their request for pain medications.  One undercover “patient” brought in an x-ray of a large dog. Kim studied the film and then agreed that the patient’s “condition” merited narcotics to control the “pain.”

Investigators revealed that over a 90-day period in 2014 alone, the drug-dealing doctor wrote numerous prescriptions for Norco, Xanax, Soma and Adderall to so-called patients,  after performing no physical exams, taking no patient histories, writing no notes nor creating any medical charts.

Some folks think we make this stuff up.

Here’s another look:

http://patch.com/california/palosverdes/rpv-doctor-arrested-prescription-drug-abuse-case

 

 

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One thought on “Are Doctors ‘Smarter Than a 5th-Grader?’ Not This Doggy Dimwit

  1. 97Alberta says:

    I started out not liking you very much, because I thought you were exaggerating stories about a few bad doctors. Now I’ve changed my mind. I must say you have very, very interesting posts here. And the number of bad doctors is way, way worse than I imagined.

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