Co-owner of bay area pain clinics given 10 years in prison
A federal judge sentenced the co-owner of several Tampa Bay area pain clinic to 10 years in prison for conspiring to traffic in oxycodone, the U.S. attorney's office said Thursday.
Troy Wubbena, 44, of Tampa, was a physician's assistant and co-owner of Neurology & Pain Center clinics located in Tampa, Lakeland, Sarasota, Orlando, Jacksonville and St. Petersburg.
Federal prosecutors said he used pre-signed prescription pads to write orders for oxycodone in the names of patients who didn't know it. The drugs were obtained from pharmacies and sold on the street, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
- Reform Puts Vise Grips on Physicians
- Look Beyond Nurse-Patient Ratios
- Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy
- Boston Marathon Bombing Yields Lessons for Hospitals
- NPP Demand Rising Under Value-Based Care Models
- How Physicians Can Help Ease Mental Health Provider Shortages
- Providers Lag as Consumers Set Agenda
- Esther Dyson Launches Population Health Challenge
- Hospital Groups Back NQF Report on Patient Sociodemographics
- Physicians as Economic Powerhouses and Tech Laggards