Can I use a doctor who lost his license?

Q: I asked this doctor to be my primary care physician when I had an abscess from Diverticulosis. He then got be hooked on prescription pain pills. I just read that he was running a pill mill. Can I use him? (North Versailles, PA)

A: There is a lot of that going around. Can you use him? You can treat with a witch doctor if you wish. The problem is that if his license has been revoked, it will be a crime for him to “practice” medicine. If he continues to do so, out of his house or car, or whatever, you do so at risk. You could end up as a witness against him in a criminal prosecution or being hassled by the police or the state licensing board.

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