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The doctors in question

Who are they

A closer look at the doctors pictured on 1A:

Dr. Asuncion Luyao, 69, Port St. Lucie: Relinquished license in 2006 after 11 of her patients died of drug overdoses. Pleaded guilty to two counts of drug trafficking.

Dr. Kevin Mark Denny, 54, Tierra Verde: Relinquished license, sentenced in August to almost six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to two counts of misprescribing pain medications.

Dr. S. Rao Korabathina, 59, Clearwater: Relinquished license in 2008 after prescribing narcotics to undercover officers and pleaded guilty to eight counts of prescription fraud. Also pleaded guilty to two counts of petty theft, reduced from Medicaid fraud, and sentenced to five years of community supervision.

Dr. Ty Anderson, 45, Seminole: Fined $12,500 in 2006 for signing blank prescription forms that Mary Jane Eicher and others used to prescribe controlled substances. Awaiting trial on cocaine possession charge.

Dr. David Wei Wang, 56, Cocoa/Orlando: Relinquished license in 2008 after being put on five years' probation for trafficking in controlled substances.

Dr. Lewis Barry Chaikin, 60, Fort Myers: Relinquished license in August after pleading no contest to a charge of possession of narcotics-related drug paraphernalia; continued prescribing narcotics after agreeing to stop practicing.

Dr. Philip Bagenski, 51, Clearwater: Pleaded no contest in 2008 to possessing cocaine, which he was accused of obtaining in exchange for writing a prescription for Roxicodone. Fined $10,000, allowed to practice only under the supervision of another physician for two years.

Dr. Lehel Kadosa, 65, Tampa: License revoked after numerous complaints, pleaded guilty to two felony counts, one involving controlled drugs.

Dr. Ephraim Aguilar, 75, North Fort Myers: Relinquished license in 2007 after four of his patients died of drug overdoses in a single month.

Dr. John Rahaim, 75, Jacksonville: Relinquished license in 2009 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to traffic in drugs. Charges stemmed from allegations he was trading prescription drugs for sex.

Dr. Mary Jane Eicher, 75, St. Petersburg: License suspended in 2006 after writing prescriptions without federal prescribing authority. Pleaded no contest, put on probation for delivery of a controlled substance and unlicensed practice of health care.

The doctors in question 09/24/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 25, 2010 11:03pm]
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