Quick with the pen and the prescribing pad, San Diego Chargers’ team physician is being considered for a five years probation period by the California State Medical Board.
Dr. David Chao inherited the position of team physician with the NFL team from his partner, Dr. Gary Losse, who retired from suspicious prescription fraud. However, Dr. Chao’s rap sheet is also a mile long.
“After racking up two DUIs and being sued over 20 times since 1998, including four times by ball players for malpractice, this year the doctor settled a malpractice suit with a civilian for $2.2 million. Now he’s reportedly under investigation for writing himself over 100 prescriptions between 2008 and 2010,” reports thefix.com. Dr. Chao was also linked to Chargers’ safety Kevin Ellison, who “was pulled over with 100 Vicodin pills.”
Dr. David Chao is fighting the five year probation period that includes ethical training and psychiatric treatment, calling it “unjustified and superfluous.”
According to Vitals.com, Dr. Chao is a board-ceritified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. He received his medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 1989. With a 25-minute wait time at his practice in San Diego, he has over 40 patient reviews giving him an average stars out of possible four.