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Mon Aug 26, 2019, 06:24 AM

This Tennessee doctor helped defraud the military out of $65M -- but he can keep his medical license

A Chattanooga-area doctor who admitted to writing at least 1,000 bogus prescriptions for expensive skin cream as part of a cross-country scheme to swindle the military will be allowed to continue practicing medicine in Tennessee.

Dr. Carl Lindblad, 76, pleaded guilty to his role in a prescription fraud conspiracy last year.

State health officials this month suspended Lindblad's medical license for at least three months. He can have the suspension lifted at a later date if he completes an ethics course and agrees to have his medical practice monitored by an outside company, according to an order from the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners.

Once the suspension is lifted, Lindblad's medical license will be on probation for five years, but he will still be able to see patients and prescribe most medication.

Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2019/08/26/tennessee-doctor-carl-lindblad-defrauded-military-marines-skin-cream/2018882001/

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Farmer-Rick Aug 2019 #1

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Mon Aug 26, 2019, 08:03 AM

1. Tennessee plays fast and lose with med licenses

We visited a doctor for years that our insurance company referred us to. Turns out he was jailed for 5 years for prescription drug abuse before we started treatment. We dropped him as soon as we found out.

There is a dentist in town who offers the lowest prices, his license was suspended for 3 years for failing to follow sanitary requirements. But then they gave it back to him.

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