Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Anna Nicole Smith Doctor Gets License Suspended For 90 Days


It seems like the Anna Nicole Smith never really ends. Last week, the Medical Board Of California suspended the license of Anna Nicole Smith's psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich for 90 days. It had been revoked but later the board changed it. The doctor was convicted of fraudulently obtaining drugs for Anna which was all that was left of the original 11 charges. You might remember that the doctor was actually convicted of two felonies but the judge tossed out one and another was reduced to a misdemeanor. The whole effort seemed like a big waste of money. I don't think it has stopped doctors from prescribing things their patients don't need, and if this was the best the prosecutors could get in a high profile case, they probably would not even bother pursuing something if it is just a regular person as opposed to a celebrity.

14 comments:

RJ said...

If it had been a regular person instead of a celebrity, the doctor probably wouldn't have been so eager to provide the drugs. Unless it was a wealthy regular person, rules are different for them, too.

MISCH said...

That's it ?

EmEyeKay said...

^Right? So she schedules her appointments 90 days out, and the insurance payments keep coming in, meanwhile, she takes a nice vaca. THAT'LL TEACH HER.

Del Riser said...

Doctors are more willing than you think. I had a condition that is reputed to be the most painful affliction known to medical science.

My neurologist constantly offered me antidepressants. I told him I wasn't freakin' depressed I was worn out from being tasered in the face for 20 hours out of the day.

I changed doctors and the new doctor also offered happy pills.
I never accepted.

From eleven charges to a three month vacation is not much of a punishment.

Momster said...

During Spring Break, my youngest son had all four wisdom teeth out. When I tried to fill his script for tylenol with codeine, they wanted him present with his driver's license. I'm his mom and tried to provide mine, they didn't care. (He's 17) So I went back home and got his i.d., and the phamacist finally said okay. I wasn't about to drag my son's drooling, drugged ass to the pharmacy. Most of my scripts are filled thru mail order. I felt like a crimanal just to get a few damn pills.

Momster said...

*criminal, not crimanal, lol

Tam said...

Momster that's crazy! My daughter had spinal surgery this fall and when she left the hospital I had to fill her prescription for percocet. I had to show my ID to prove my address and sign for it. That was it. Although they may have phoned and checked with the doctor as I had to wait for over an hour for it. My daughter is 15.

Henriette said...

@Del riser
Doctors pass out anti-depresents like candy.

Del Riser said...

@Henriette, my condition has only one symptom, pain. I could have had any pain med I wanted and in gallon buckets. I can't take anything stronger than Darvocet orally. They still pushed class 2 drugs at me constantly.
I really didn't understand why they wanted to give me the antidepressants, they couldn't help the condition and I had no true need of them.

Amy in MI said...

Del Riser, I am curious of your condition.. I have Crohn's disease and definitely am hating life when it flares up.... They don't make Darvocet anymore so I have to take Vicodin, but fortunately it doesn't affect me in a bad way....

CaliGirlinVA said...

Antidepressants can be used to treat neuropathic pain. Your doctor was trying to treat the pain, depending on which one was prescribed.

Del Riser said...

@Ami in Mi and CaliGirlinVA, I had an orphan condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia, or Tic Douloureux, or The Suicide Disease.

It has no meds of it's own, I took massive doses of Neurontin and Carbatrol medication for over nine years.

I am allergic to most oral pain meds, projectile vomiting is not fun. I didn't want any addiction issues from the use of antidepressants, I had enough problems. On the up side my doctors told me I could probably not be poisoned orally because my stomach is so sensitive to it. So that's good. ; )

@Ami, my son has ulcerative colitis so I have a fair idea of what you are going through. I know it's tough to control and even tougher to live with.

I finally exhausted all my options and had to have brain surgery. It is only effective 50% of the time nationally, but it worked for me. the condition can come back, the brain loves to re-route itself.

@Ami, I hope you are doing well, and continue to do so. Those of us who have lived, or live with an
extremely painful affliction need to root for each others health.

Netta said...

*hugs* Del.

Del Riser said...

@Netta, Thanks! I'm good now so am thankful for every pain free day.

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