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Oregon’s 6 scariest doctors

Monday, September 01, 2014


Scary Doctors

Oregon's 6 Scariest Doctors Alex E. Proimos via Compfight cc

A rapist, an attempted child sex offender and a paranoid man who thinks he is being illegally tracked through an ear implant; these are not the typical traits you look for when searching for a doctor.

But a look at three years of Oregon State Medical Board Actions shows not all of those who have sworn the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm are keeping their promise. 

Here are Oregon's six scariest doctors

The trouble with David Anker Andrews, a gynecologist who owned Hillsboro Women’s Clinic, started with his wife and daughter. Megan Nenice Andrews,  his daughter, was charged last year for using her mother’s license to order prescription drugs. Her mother, Nenice Marie Andrews,  a former Hillsboro City Council member, was also charged in 2013 for tampering with drug records and possession of a controlled substance, according to medical board records. 

The medical board found David Anker Andrews should have known better than to hire his daughter, who had been convicted of similar charges in 2009. They also found he wrote prescriptions for family members without a medical purpose and failed to keep adequate records. 

He also failed to tell his patients that the Intrauterine Devices, or IUDs, he prescribed were not FDA-approved and could be unsafe and ineffective in preventing babies. The board put David Anker Andrews on probation for five years, fined him $5,000, required he take a course on professional boundaries and prohibited him from prescribing medication to family members. 

Brooke Robert Beckman, a former podiatrist at nursing homes in the Portland metro area and mid-Willamette Valley, made bizarre allegations on the Federal Communications Commission website in June 2013 that people were illegally tracking him and had placed implants in his ears without permission. He stated “they” were using the state of Oregon technology to track and record his statements  “almost to the point of my thoughts.”

He repeated the concern that he was being tracked by body implants when questioned by state medical board investigators. He also reportedly trimmed a patient’s toenails in the dining room before mealtime, entered residences without knocking, got in arguments with patients and caused some nicks when treating patients’ feet. 

The board revoked Beckman’s license.  

Roy Manell Blackburn, a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor in Eugene, overprescribed dangerous narcotics to several patients, in some cases without taking vital signs and without proper monitoring, documents stated.

Blackburn also sent a video to the Oregon Board of Pharmacy of a naked man being whipped while tied to a post. Blackburn said this is what should happen to anyone who sells pain pills for profit, according to medical board reports.

He was fined $5,000, given probation and prohibited from prescribing schedule II and III drugs. 

Thomas Harry Bray, an Oregon physician, was convicted in July 2012 on charges of rape, sodomy, assault and strangulation. He was sentenced to 25 years in Oregon prison. 

The board suspended Bray’s license. The board could decide to restore his license when he gets out of prison. 

Mark Steven Metzger was sentenced in 2010 to 18 months in prison for attempted sex abuse of a 12-year-old. He was also given 42 months of post-prison supervision and is under investigation for self-prescribing medication from 2002-2009. 

Metzger surrendered his license.  

Hubert Alfredo Rodriguez, former physician for Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, pleaded guilty to an assault charge stemming from a domestic case but lied about it when he applied for his medical license. He also reportedly failed to manage post-operative respiratory distress. 

The board put him on probation, fined him $5,000 and required him to complete a board approved education plan before it will consider an application for an active license. 


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