Modelmaker you did the right thing. Now this can will be investigated and if they find any irregularities he can get shut down temporarily. If he has no prior problems with the state board they can require him to go into rehab in order to keep his license. He can also get another dr to come in his clinic and keep his doors open till the whole thing is resolved. Unless he has done some really bad things and is a first timer they can order him to have another dr work with him in the clinic for x amount of time, he could be suspended from writing rxs for a length of time-but he can get another dr in to write the rxs too. I have seen the above happen before.
Make an appt with your PCP and explain to him/her what happened and get a referral to another PM dr. Rather see that happen that this guy kill another patient or you. He needs help, that was a cry for help too.
Good luck, Susie
Modelmaker I know that when all of this took place in the office and then the call at home on top of it, your head had to been spinning. I am still in shock. I saw alot of stuff first hand working all those years for an atty and being involved directly with so many drs, this story is tops. I saw many well known local drs that were board certified specialst go down the wrong path because of drugs. We had a neurosurgeon here that was extremely highly regarded by his peers and he was a whiz at brain injuries. He was the very best in his field and he went south because of drugs. I saw the same with lawyers. I never could get my brain to wrap around, why highly professional people with more money than sense, would risk blowing it all like they did.
Its really odd the old boy ranting about the state board to you the way he did. Makes me think he may know they are on to him. I do know the board does a lengthy investigation long before they ever pay a visit to the dr. Something tells me this has been brewing for awhile now, its just now beginning to hit him what is probably going to happen next.
Whatever you do, please do not ever feel guilty for making that call. He needs help and most likely he will now get it. Like I said before if this is his first dance wih the board, he may get off fairly easy if he takes their recommendations serious.
We will never know how many lives you potentially have saved by doing what you did. At best, you have helped in preventing anyone from being harmed by the guy.
That is awesome news about your daughter. It never hurts knowing the right people in the right places. Susie