Dr. Alfred Barney Chapman

Clearwater doctor Alfred Chapman loses license and is jailed

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Published: 16 August 2017

Posted by: Virginia C. Hurtt

Alfred Barney Chapman, a resident of Clearwater, was charged on the 11th of November with prescribing drugs to patients even after his medical license had been suspended, according to the sheriff’s office of Pinellas County.
The 56 year old man lives at 2583, Deer Run E. He trafficked oxycodone one time, and gave himself access to a controlled substance on four different occasions. His specialization was osteopathy, and he was a board-certified physician. His medical license expired way back in March, according to deputies. The board would not allow him to renew his license. This was in May. By June, the Department of Health stepped in, and suspended Chapman’s license because he had not paid his school loans.
Officials received intel in the same month from the Department in Florida that suggested that Chapman was continuing to prescribe drugs without a medical license in hand. Four months later, they also heard that the man had been involved in forging prescriptions of another doctor. He filled in the pages himself, and took them to a pharmacy in Clearwater.
It was found that Chapman had filled in over 50 prescriptions in the case of five different patients in the duration of the four months. This was when he should not have been practicing medicine at all. One of his patients is now dead, one of them seems to be related to Chapman somehow, while two others now live outside the country. Deputies were unable to determine the identity of the fifth patient. These are the numbers of medicine that Chapman had wrongfully received: 360 Xanax, 6000 Oxycodone and 600 of Adderall. Additionally, he also got hold of about 1.65 ml of Methadone.
Alfred Chapman was arrested on Friday at about 11 in the morning by Clearwater police authorities.

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