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Dr. Dewey Mackay Added to Doctor Discipline Database

by Eric S. Peterson
- Posted // 2012-02-08 -

The now-infamous Dr. Dewey Mackay, convicted in federal court in August on 40 counts of illegal distribution of prescription narcotics, is now added to City Weekly’s Doctor Disicpline Database after surrendering his license along with another doctor added to the list -- while yet another doctor has had all his licenses reinstated after being on probation since 2008.

Brigham City’s embattled Dr. Mackay is new to City Weekly’s list of all doctors who have had their licenses disciplined since 2000 by the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing. Mackay is facing a 20-year prison sentence following his August conviction. Mackay is appealing the court verdict, but in the meantime, still had to surrender his license to practice and administer controlled substances for at least 10 years.

Joseph Berg, who was arrested on Nov. 6, 2011, for having gagged and tied up an individual in his walk-in closet, had to surrender his license to practice and administer controlled substances for three years. Following Berg’s 2011 arrest, police discovered that Berg had written 29 prescriptions for himself and was seen by staff swallowing large quantities of pills and taking syringes into the bathroom. During the summer, staff noticed his behavior had become increasingly erratic. According to the order, he would even “fall asleep standing up and his eyes would roll backwards into his head.”

Fresh off probation, however, is osteopathic surgeon Vaughn Johnson, who, as of Jan. 25, 2012, had his license to practice and administer controlled substances fully reinstated after being on disciplined in 2008.

To check up on your doctor's discipline history or view other doctors' histories of controlled-substance abuse, sexually harassing patients or otherwise practicing bad medicine, just visit CityWeekly.Net/Doctors

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