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After reading the comments below I felt compelled to comment regarding this 'physician'. I believe somewhere in the Hippocratic oath it states "first do no harm". The fact that there are not one, but multiple patients of this so called physician that have died because of his over prescription of narcotics is proof that he needed to lose his license. Did he put the drugs in their mouths, no. But his patients relied on his professional advice to take the meds they were prescribed. He is a family medicine physician NOT A PAIN specialist. I blame this man in part for the death of my beautiful daughter. She was someone who never had an issue with drug/alcohol addiction until she became this man's patient. She relied on him to give her advice and tailor a plan of care to manage her pain and health issues, HE FAILED HER, as well as his other DEAD patients. To those of you whom protect him and think he is wonderful, you have been duped. My only wish is that he serve jail time, the loss of his livelihood is not enough. My family and I am sure the other families who have lost their loved ones can never be sympathetic to his loss, money is nothing compared to our loss. I am a healthcare professional and understand the comments that patients have to be responsible for their own health, but to the lay person, they entrusted their care to the professional, where is our responsibility as healthcare professionals to our patients? Aug 20, 2011