Dr. Daniel R. Alexander - Unjustifiable Prescriptions

DR. DANIEL R. ALEXANDER

ACTION TAKEN

Suspension for two months 10/25/2012

Summary suspension affirmed 8/24/2012

Summary suspension 8/8/2012

BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE

Complaint from pharmacist 11/21/2011

QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS

--"The Board determined that the physician is guilty of unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine, found that the physician failed to meet the standard of care and failed to keep adequate medical records in the prescribing of based on the prescribing of high-doses of narcotic medications."

--"The Board determined that the Respondent violated quality medical and documentation standards for reasons, including, but not limited to: Failing to verify and document patients' prior care to support their complaints of chronic pain by obtaining prior medical records before prescribing high-dose narcotics and benzodiazepines; Failing to evaluate and treat the specific causes of patients' pain; Failing to recognize obvious red flags patients presented, i.e., out-of-state patients traveling long distances to Maryland for pain treatment and making cash payment only; Failing to address or document addressing patients' urine drug screen results that were positive for illicit drugs or were inconsistent with medications prescribed."

TIME LAG ON ACTION

ABOUT NINE MONTHS

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