Archives for January 2010

Miami psychiatrist `should be a poster boy’

Miami Herald HEALTHCARE | DR. FERNANDO MENDEZ-VILLAMIL Miami psychiatrist defends his record over prescriptions A state senator said a Miami psychiatrist `should be a poster boy’ for tougher enforcement, while the doctor says he’s been unfairly targeted BY JOHN DORSCHNER A Miami psychiatrist who wrote 284,908 prescriptions over the past six years has cost Florida […]

Doctor wrote 1,000 scripts/week

Health News Florida By Carol Gentry Since 2004, a Miami psychiatrist has prescribed almost 14 million pills to Medicaid patients at a cost to taxpayers of $43 million, a state agency says. Fernando Mendez-Villamil would have had to issue 4,000 prescriptions a month, or 1,000 a week, to keep up that pace, according to the […]