TAMPA — The Florida Board of Medicine on Friday revoked the license of a Valrico doctor who wrote thousands of prescriptions for hydrocodone, a powerful narcotic, and the antianxiety drug Valium, even though his medical license had expired. Dr. Ladapo Shyngle talked to patients only by phone.
Shyngle was arrested by the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office in 2005 and ultimately plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of negligence.
He did not show up at the meeting in Tampa where board members revoked his license and fined him $10,000.
The board also revoked the license of a Sarasota physician whose patients have complained for years about his charges for costly tests and treatments, many of which were found to be unnecessary. State health officials have been fielding complaints about Dr. Leonard Rubinstein's practices for two decades.