The doctor practices in Russellville, and according to the medical board, it's not the first time they've accused him of doing it. Patients who called the clinic on Wednesday heard a message explaining the clinic was closed temporarily. But it was not until a patient walked up to the door did the find out why. A note on the front door explained Dr. Randeep Mann had his license suspended by the state medical board.
The state medical board closed the clinic Tuesday morning and submitted a seven page order of suspension of his license, charging Dr. Mann with over prescribing medication to his patients.
The closure came as a surprise to Roberto Herver who showed up for an afternoon appointment on Wednesday. "I’ve never seen nothing like that before," Herver says. "I will try to make another call and set up an appointment or try to find another doctor."
Many of the alleged over prescribing came in the form of strong painkillers, including oxycontin and roxicodone. The medical board alleges one of those prescriptions lead to an overdose death in 2004.
Drake Mann, the attorney for Dr. Mann, no relation, provided FOX 16 with a written statement. “The board has not shown us any factual support for the allegations. It has only provided a copy of its emergency order of suspension and notice of hearing," Mann said.
The state medical board filed similar charges three years ago. It resulted in Dr. Mann not being able to write prescriptions for a short period of time. Now the board wants to stop him from ever practicing in Arkansas.
Dr. Mann will go before the state medical board for a disciplinary hearing on June 7th. The board could permanently revoke his license, place him on probation or lift the suspension entirely.