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Las Vegas doctor risks losing license over treatment of hypertension

In an effort to help treat out-of-control and un­diagnosed hypertension -- the second leading cause of death in the United States -- Las Vegas physician Kevin C. Petersen set up an Internet practice this past summer for uninsured patients around the country.

But his could cost the doctor his license and result in a felony conviction that both lands him in the slammer and lightens his wallet.

"I don't look at myself as a criminal," he said. "This work is important. I believe I'm on the right side of things. Too many people can't afford to pay $100 or more for a doctor visit to get a prescription."

1 comments on "Las Vegas doctor risks losing license over treatment of hypertension"
ann matera (11/15/2010 at 2:08 PM)

Dr Petersen is the best doctor this town has. He is the most caring doctor anyone could ask for. I wouldn't be writing this if it wasn't for him. This sounds to me like an act of jealousy. It looks like there are forces out to get him. If every doctor in this country was half as good as Dr Petersen our country would be in a better place. Hang in there doctor we are behind you love Ann Matera