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 The problem is that if his license has been revoked, it will be a crime for him to “practice” medicine.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.
Q: I am asking this for my other half because he wants to get back in to CNA and had charges of involuntary manslaughter? Would he be able to work in PA as one? He served all his time for it and has nothing pending. (Pittsburgh, PA)
A: Not as my mother’s caretaker. Just kidding. I assume he was adjudicated guilty-either pleaded or was found guilty? If so, you need to contact the PA state board that licenses certified nursing assistants and ask them. I would think he would have to have a criminal history check and some sort of official state clearance and therefore he would be ineligible. Check www.nursinglicensure.org. They may have a Q & A section on their site or a contact number. Good luck.