MIAMI (AP) — State health officials are recommending that the Board of Medicine revoke the medical license of a Miami doctor who prescribed about 96,685 mental health drugs to Medicaid patients in 18 months.
Florida Department of Health officials recommended last month that the Board of Medicine reprimand, fine or limit Dr. Fernando Mendez Villamil's practice.
The allegations in the court documents stem from the doctor's treatment of three patients, including a 3-year-old, and inadequate records and monitoring practices when prescribing controlled substances.
A message left at Villamil's attorney was not immediately returned Wednesday.
He came under scrutiny in 2010 after state records indicated Villamil wrote an average of 153 prescriptions to adults and children every day between 2007 and 2009. That figure is nearly twice the number of Florida's second highest prescriber.