Dr. Michael Freedman - Substance Abuse

DR. MICHAEL FREEDMAN

ACTION TAKEN

Suspension for five months 12/19/2012

Summary suspension affirmed 11/28/2012

Summary suspension 11/15/2012

BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE

Unknown

QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS

--"The Board determined that the physician is guilty of immoral and unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine; fraudulently or deceptively used a license; is professionally, physically, or mentally incompetent; habitually is intoxicated; is addicted to, or habitually abuses, any narcotic or controlled dangerous substance, provided professional services while using any narcotic or controlled dangerous substance and willfully made a false representation when seeking or making application for licensure or any other application related to the practice of medicine."

--"The Boards investigation determined the following:  The Respondent is addicted to alcohol and opiates.  The Respondent's substance abuse history involves the recreational use of illicit controlled substances, including cocaine, opiates, hallucinogenic drugs and marijuana.  On multiple occasions, the Respondent misappropriated the identity of a professional associate to write prescriptions for narcotics, benzodiazepines and other controlled substances in the name of a family member, which he then diverted for his own use/abuse.  The Respondent practiced medicine while under the influence of controlled substances and/or practiced medicine while in withdrawal from the use of those controlled substances."

TIME LAG ON ACTION

UNKNOWN

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