Physicains are well-educated, well-trained professionals with high standards…correct? Well, someone forgot to tell Dr. Gomez in Richlands, Virginia.
You see, Dr. Roy Gomez pleaded guilty last week to obtaining controlled substances by misrepresentation, making false statements on tax returns, and failing to file reports of his foreign bank accounts. As a result of his plea agreement Dr. Gomez will forfeit $600,000 to the federal government (wonder where the money came from?). The doctor also faces up to 17 years in prison and a fine up to a maximum of $1 million when he is sentenced on July 20.
My Take: I know doctors are only human but Dr. Gomez’s conduct must have been ongoing and undetected for years. Just how well is the Virgina Board of Medicine policing its members?