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Press Release - PPGC Abortionist infront of Medical Board

Texas Medical Board Panel to Consider Complaint against Planned Parenthood Medical Director Paul Fine Made by Former Abortion Facility Director Abby Johnson

For Immediate Release

Contact: Abby Johnson, 979-219-8777, abby@abbyjohnson.org

Austin, TX -- On Thursday, February 12, 2015, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board, will review a complaint (#14-6093) against Paul Fine, M.D., the medical director of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, brought forward by former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson. The Disciplinary Process Review Committee will meet at 11 a.m., 333 Guadalupe St., Tower 2, Suite 225, Austin, TX.

Johnson worked for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast at their Bryan abortion facility for eight years through October 2009, leaving on good terms not long after receiving her facility's "Employee of the Year" award. During her time with Planned Parenthood, Dr. Fine served as the medical director. Johnson alleges in her complaint multiple abuses committed by Dr. Fine:
  • Dr. Paul Fine pre-signed hundreds of prescription pads for controlled substances (i.e. narcotics). These medications were given to patients for pain management after an abortion. Dr. Fine never examined the patients being given these prescriptions to determine a medical necessity for the controlled substances.
  • Dr. Paul Fine fraudulently signed patient consent forms for patients he had never been in contact with. The complaint states that he falsely signed patient consent forms that stated "the patient signed the patient agreement in my presence after I counseled her and answered all her questions . . ." However, Dr. Fine never counseled or answered any questions from these patients, but fraudulently signed legal documents stating that he did.
  • Under Dr. Paul Fine's supervision, friends of patients were given antibiotics for sexually transmitted diseases with no patient exam or inquiry into medication allergies. According to Johnson, there were several occasions where clinic staff received phone calls from non-patients experiencing allergic reactions to the antibiotics originating from Dr. Fine's clinic.
  • Even though Dr. Paul Fine was the medical director for Johnson's facility, Johnson states that he never once stepped foot inside the clinic to offer supervision during her eight years there. The mid-level clinicians who saw patients under his authority had no continuing relationship with Dr. Fine. The clinic often went several weeks with no physician present, and on at least one occasion, several months passed without the presence of any physician at all.

Other allegations include Medicaid fraud, administering the RU-486 abortion pill against FDA regulations, and having unqualified staff administering anesthesia under his supervision.
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