RAKESH K. MATHUR – UNJUSTIFIABLE PRESCRIPTIONS
Summary Suspension 2/7/2012
BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE
Board notified by DEA 7/28/2010
QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS
--“Summary Suspension. The Board determined that the physician’s conduct constituted a substantial likelihood of a risk of serious harm to the public health, safety and welfare based on the physician’s prescribing of opiod medications while failing to use reasonable safeguards or to exercise due diligence.”
--“Based upon their review of the Respondent’s records, the peer reviewers found that the Respondent’s practice deficiencies include, but are not limited to the following: Fails to conduct and document adequate physical examinations, Prescribes excessive amounts of CDS that are disproportionate to the patient’s symptoms or pathology, Prescribes excessive and medically unjustified quantities of CDS and often multiple types of CDS , in the absence of documented treatment rationale…Prescribes multiple long-acting CDS at the same time."
TIME LAG ON ACTION
1 YEAR, 6 MONTHS
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