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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Another Blessing of Immigration: Maryland Lawmen Shut Down Opioid Pill Mill Practice of Ghanaian Dr. Kofi Shaw-Taylor for being “Professionally Incompetent,” Keeping No Proper Records or Regular Hours, Leaving Prescriptions for Opioids for Patients He Hadn’t Even Seen…

By “W”

"does not follow standards for practicing pain management and is professionally incompetent in regard to his pain management practices, especially his prescribing of opioids..."

Dr. Kofi Shaw-Taylor, MD | Baltimore, MD | Addiction Doctor [actually, he's a urologist!]

This morning’s Baltimore Sun includes a report about Maryland law enforcement closing the offices of “pain doctor” Kofi Shaw-Taylor. He’s been prescribing dangerous pain killers, etc. But try to find a photo of him. Turns out his medical degree is from the University of Ghana. I assume he is one of these “brightest” foreigners welcomed to the USSA (Union of Soviet States of America) on special immigrant visa. Maybe Kofi married an American. He may turn out to be another case study of what is wrong with immigration policies.

Vitals.com medical directory.

According to an emergency order from the state Board of Physicians suspending the medical license of Dr. Kofi Shaw-Taylor, he gave "excessively high" amounts of opioid painkillers to some patients, while prescribing others both opioids and drugs to curb opioid addiction at the same time.

The order said Shaw-Taylor, trained as a surgeon specializing in urology, didn't examine some patients but left prescriptions for them at his North Baltimore practice. The order also said he prescribed opioid painkillers to patients even if they tested positive for illicit drugs and gave prescriptions to patients after another doctor practicing in the office declined to.

Up to 70 patients a day could be waiting to see the doctor, who did not keep regular hours or proper records, the order said.

Shaw-Taylor "does not follow standards for practicing pain management and is professionally incompetent in regard to his pain management practices, especially his prescribing of opioids," reads the order signed May 9 and recently made available on the board website. [“Doctor's license suspended after state board said he over prescribed opioids,” by Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun, June 28, 2017, 7:37 p.m.]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Back in the old country we did it this way. Was no problem.