Dr. Michael Durry - Unjustifiable Prescriptions

DR. MICHAEL Q. DURRY

ACTIONS TAKEN

Summary suspension affirmed 4/12/2012

Summary suspension 3/29/2012

PREVIOUS ACTIONS TAKEN

Reinstatement 5/8/2009

Suspension 12/19/2007

Summary suspension 8/6/2007

BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE

Notified by pharmacist 6/20/2011

QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS

--"The Board determined that there exists a substantial likelihood of a risk of serious harm to the public health, safety and welfare in the physician's continued practice."

--"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 high-doses of narcotic medications."

--"Reviewers concluded that the Respondent: Prescribed high doses of narcotics without verifying patients' self-reported medical history and narcotic use by obtaining and documenting patients' prior medical records, to include information such as previous work-up, previous treatment, referral notes, specialty notes, or other notes, to justify and support such prescribing.  Prescribed high doses of narcotics and benzodiapzepines despite obvious red flags, such as patients being from out of state with no verified medical history and making cash payments only."

--"The Board has determined that the physician`s circumstances justify a reinstatement of his medical license, however, subject to conditions that the board believes necessary to ensure protection of the public."

--"The physician engaged in sexual misconduct with a female inmate at a medical clinic of a correctional institution, and engaged in unprofessional conduct and violated state regulations pertaining to sexual misconduct with female employees at a hospital facility where he had held privileges."

TIME LAG ON ACTION

8 MONTHS

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