Tagged: Arkansas State Medical Board

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Complex Path Led Dr. Benjamin Carlyle into Deep Debt

Banking & FinanceHealth CareLegalCover Story

A Searcy doctor with millions of dollars of debt and a troubled history with state regulators now confronts his latest nightmare: A lender has accused Dr. Benjamin Carlyle of submitting false financial statements to obtain loans. read more >

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Health CareLegalCover Story

With medical marijuana expected to boom into a $100 million-a-year business in Arkansas within a year or two, medical clinics specializing in marijuana certifications are cropping up to handle the rush. read more >

Disturbing Past Rises to Haunt Dr. Lonnie Parker

Disturbing Past Rises to Haunt Dr. Lonnie Parker

Health CareLegalTechnology & TelecomCover Story

An Arkansas physician who rehabilitated his image, regaining his medical license after going to federal prison on a child pornography charge, is now charged with a felonious relapse — this time accused of overprescribing opioids and other controlled substances. read more >

Restoring Trust in The Medical Board (Bill Witty Commentary)

Restoring Trust in The Medical Board (Bill Witty Commentary)

OpinionHealth CareLegal

It was 3:20 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2015, when the Boone County deputy knocked on our door. He had come to tell us of our 24-year-old daughter’s death in Hill County, Texas. Jill’s mother and I got dressed, packed a few things and began the drive to Texas. And thus began a four-year journey into the abyss of the opioid epidemic in Arkansas. read more >

Accounting Maneuvers Hid Funding Failures at UAMS

Accounting Maneuvers Hid Funding Failures at UAMS

Health CareCover Story

When the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences announced in April 2014 that Dr. Gareth Morgan would lead the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy, it was cause for a celebration. The cheers didn’t last long. read more >

UAMS Hopes Myeloma Audit Cuts to the Bone

UAMS Hopes Myeloma Audit Cuts to the Bone

WhispersHealth Care

The audit of the Myeloma Institute should be able to determine if there’s any money unaccounted for in the cancer program. The accounting is expected to be final after January. read more >

The Virtual Doctor Can See You Now

The Virtual Doctor Can See You Now

Health CareTechnology & Telecom

Out-of-state telemedicine companies wasted no time offering their services in Arkansas after a law went into effect in August that eased restrictions in the way telemedicine is delivered in the state. read more >

Arkansas Doctor's License is Restored Amid Rape Allegations

Health CareLegal

An Arkansas doctor facing rape and sexual assault charges had his medical license reinstated Thursday. The Arkansas State Medical Board voted to allow Robert Rook of Conway to see patients as long as he is accompanied by a chaperone and he submits a log of all patient exams to the board. read more >

Someone’s Son Is Dead (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Someone’s Son Is Dead (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

I’m not a doctor or lawyer, but I am the only journalist who tried to warn the public about Dr. Richard Johns, so I’m hereby granting myself license to pour out my heart in a way that is — as I was reminded by the lawyer for the State Medical Board — “not objective.” read more >