J. Gregory Hobelman – Substance Abuse

J. Gregory Hobelman – Substance Abuse   

ACTIONS TAKEN:

Suspension 7/28/2011

PREVIOUS ACTIONS TAKEN:

Signed Voluntary Practice Cessation Agreement – 5/17/2011

Entered 5 year rehabilitation monitoring agreement with Board's approved program - 7/29/2010

BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE:

Tested positive during drug test for Maryland Professional Rehabilitation Program 4/7/2011

QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS:

--"The Board suspended the physician for violating the Consent Order of July 29, 2010, and for admitting to repeatedly ingesting illicit substances and deliberately evading detection on toxicology screens."

--"The Respondent admitted that in 2009, after being discharged from a substance abuse treatment facility...stealing oxycodone and hydrocodone from his brother and later buying some from a street dealer. The Respondent further admitted to using his son's urine to fake urine tests and by the new year (2011) was using his urine exclusively…The Respondent resumed using cocaine in early 2011 because he was no longer able to get high from opioids and stated that he drank Listerine to calm down."

TIME LAG ON ACTION:

3 MONTHS

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