Everybody’s favorite local bigot, Frank Simon, has been, well, here you go:
Louisville doctor and conservative political activist Frank Simon has been disciplined by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure for allegedly abusing his prescription privileges.
Simon — an allergy, immunology and internal medicine doctor — is accused of prescribing excessive amounts of drugs without proper documentation of justification.
The board issued an agreed order Friday that restricts Simon’s right to prescribe controlled substances until he completes training on professional standards and record keeping and submits to further reviews.
According to the order, the investigation started in September 2011 when the Drug Enforcement Administration reported concerns to the board that Simon was prescribing large amounts of hydrocodone and other drugs for pain management.
Still, investigators said electronic drug records raised red flags.
The board subpoenaed 21 patient charts, and a consultant concluded that Simon departed standard medical practices by “prescribing large quantities of controlled substances, specifically opioid analgesics, stimulants and benzodiazepines … without clearly documented justification for persistent use.”
The consultant also found that the patient’s history — used to determine risk for drug abuse or diversion — was often “inappropriately brief, incomplete or absent.”
Maybe he should have focused a bit more on medicine and a bit less on pushing his bigoted views.