Florida Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, A national symbol of reckless overprescribing – Fined, Reprimanded, Must Be Evaluated for Mental Fitness

Health News Florida Board Fines ‘Flagrant Over-Prescriber’ By Carol Gentry October 4, 2013 Four years after becoming a national symbol of reckless overprescribing, a Miami psychiatrist received a reprimand and $15,000 fine from the Florida Board of Medicine on Friday. The board, meeting in Orlando, accepted the agreement between Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil and the Department […]

America’s Top Psych Prescriber under Investigation – Fernando Mendez-Villamil

Philadelphia Inquirer Medicare Drug Program Fails to Monitor Prescribers, Putting Seniors and Disabled at Risk By Tracy Weber, Charles Ornstein and Jennifer LaFleu Sunday, May 12, 2013 This story was co-published with The Washington Post. Ten years ago, a sharply divided Congress decided to pour billions of dollars into subsidizing the purchase of drugs by […]

SPECIAL REPORT! – BAM! TOP USA PSYCH DRUGGER, FLORIDA PSYCHIATRIST FERNANDO MENDEZ-VILLAMIL, TO BE SENTENCED JULY 22, 2016

Doing anything on July 22, 2016? MEET ME IN MIAMI! PsychSearch.net Update By Ken Kramer June 16, 2016 Talk about slow justice! We investigated the top psych drugging psychiatrist in the USA, Florida psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, and reported our findings to the authorities on July 25, 2007. We calculated he was prescribing about 151 prescriptions […]

$100.00 Reward on America’s Top Psych Drug Prescriber

PsychSearch.net Florida Files Complaint Against Top Prescriber By Ken Kramer February 13, 2013 The Florida Department of Health has filed a complaint against psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, arguably America’s most prolific prescriber of psych drugs. He wrote $43 million worth of prescriptions in a 6 year period – about 153 prescriptions every day, paid for by […]

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 […]

The high price of Medicare fraud

St. Petersburg Times A Times Editorial Some scoffed when President Barack Obama said part of the cost of health care reform could be covered by eliminating fraud in the system. But each arrest made by the federal Medicare Fraud Strike Force illuminates how extensive the bogus billing schemes can be. Rooting out that fraud is […]

Psychiatrist writes 97,000 prescriptions in 18 months

The Associated Press MIAMI – The federal government has stopped reimbursing a Miami doctor who wrote nearly 97,000 prescriptions for mental health drugs to Medicaid patients over a period of 18 months, in a case that prompted a key senator to call for a nationwide investigation. U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Fernando Mendez Villamil […]

Medicare halts payments to Miami psychiatrist

The Miami Herald By: JOHN DORSCHNER Medicare has stopped paying claims to Miami psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil because of questions over how he could prescribe mental health drugs at a rate of 150 a day, seven days a week, for a 21-month period. “While the state is investigating, we haven’t paid his claims,” Medicare spokesman Peter […]

Psychiatrist Investigated Over High Number Of Prescriptions

Miami Herald By John Dorschner Medicare has stopped paying claims to Miami psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil because of questions regarding the amount of mental health drugs he prescribed, an average of 150 prescriptions per day during a 21-month period. “While the state is investigating, we haven’t paid his claims,” Medicare spokesman Peter Ashkenaz said Thursday. Tiffany […]

HHS investigating high prescribing Fla. docs

Associated Press MIAMI (AP) – Medicare has stopped reimbursing a Miami doctor who prescribed about 96,685 mental health drugs to Medicaid patients in 18 months. According to state records, Dr. Fernando Mendez Villamil wrote an average of 153 prescriptions to adults and children every day between 2007 and 2009. That figure is nearly twice the […]

Feds investigating high prescribing Fla. docs

The Associated Press By KELLI KENNEDY The federal government has stopped reimbursing a Miami doctor who wrote nearly 97,000 prescriptions for mental health drugs to Medicaid patients over 18 months, in a case that prompted a key Senator to call for a nationwide investigation. U.S. Sen. Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa said Dr. Fernando Mendez […]

Miami doctor cited in letter blasting healthcare monitoring

Miami Herald Sen. Charles Grassley pointed to a Miami doctor in an attempt to show that the government needs to do something about over-utilization of healthcare. BY JOHN DORSCHNER A Miami psychiatrist who writes prescriptions for Medicaid patients at a rate of 150 a day, seven days a week, has been targeted by a U.S. […]

Feds Investigating High Prescribing Fla. Docs

Associated Press Grassley calls for federal probe after Fla. doc writes nearly 97K prescriptions in 18 months The Associated Press By KELLI KENNEDY MIAMI The federal government has stopped reimbursing a Miami doctor who wrote nearly 97,000 prescriptions for mental health drugs to Medicaid patients over 18 months. The case of the Florida physician and […]