5-year investigation results in arrest of two FL doctors clinics
Two doctors are under arrest and medical clinics in Sanford and Orange City have been shuttered as part of a five-year investigation into improper prescriptions for pain drugs.
Ten patients also face charges.
All are accused of conspiracy to traffic in opiates.
Agents arrested Dr. Ralph Chambers Jr., 61, and Dr. Neil Stringer, 51, on charges they were operating pill mills where virtually unlimited amounts of prescription narcotics were dispensed to anyone who walked through the doors, Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said.
Stringer was identified by Davidson as an office manager and counselor for the two clinics operated by Chambers. Chambers also faces a charge of Medicaid fraud, he said.
- CFO Exchange: Smartphones Poised to Disrupt Healthcare, Says Topol
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013
- How Digital Strategy Shapes Patient Engagement at Boston Children's Hospital
- CNO on Hospital Redesign: 'You Can't Over-Communicate'
- Carondelet to Pay $35M to Settle Fraud Allegations
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- PA Ranks See 'Phenomenal Growth,' Lack of Diversity
- Consumerism Drives Healthcare Branding, Rebranding Efforts
- CA Powers Up $80M HIE to 'Create Value in the Data'
- 3 Traits Personality Assessments Can't Reveal