Danny Robbins

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Danny Robbins in an investigative reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

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Cleanup at Ga. prison hospital leads to yet another problem — asbestos
 When the Georgia Department of Corrections began working earlier this year to improve conditions at Augusta State Medical Prison, the first order of business was a deep cleaning. After years of neglect, a thorough scrubbing of the building with disinfectant was desperately needed. But what was supposed to be a major step in bringing the state&rsquo...

Posted: 13 days ago

When the Georgia Department of Corrections began working earlier this year to improve conditions at Augusta State Medical Prison, the first order of business was a deep cleaning. After years of neglect, a thorough scrubbing of the building with disinfectant was desperately needed. But what was supposed to be a major step in bringing the state&rsquo...
He was caught on video, but Georgia doctor kept his medical license
 Her family and friends said leave it alone, but Lisa Miller had other ideas. Convinced that her doctor had sexually violated her during her last visit, she believed she had to do something to expose him. She also knew she couldn’t let it come down to her word against his. So there she was, back in Dr. Daniel Tesfaye’s office at...

Posted: 27 days ago

Her family and friends said leave it alone, but Lisa Miller had other ideas. Convinced that her doctor had sexually violated her during her last visit, she believed she had to do something to expose him. She also knew she couldn’t let it come down to her word against his. So there she was, back in Dr. Daniel Tesfaye’s office at...
Still forgiven: Doctors & Sex Abuse — AJC National Investigation
 A new national investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has uncovered 450 cases of doctors who were brought before medical regulators or courts for sexual misconduct or sex crimes in 2016 and 2017. In nearly half of those cases, the AJC found, the doctors remain licensed to practice medicine, no matter whether the victims were patients...

Posted: 28 days ago

A new national investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has uncovered 450 cases of doctors who were brought before medical regulators or courts for sexual misconduct or sex crimes in 2016 and 2017. In nearly half of those cases, the AJC found, the doctors remain licensed to practice medicine, no matter whether the victims were patients...
Georgia doctor got a pass from DEA once. Will she get one again?
 Did the opioid epidemic cause a Georgia weight-loss doctor to fall off the DEA's radar?  That’s at least one of the explanations offered by the federal drug enforcement agency for why it didn’t make a case against Dr. Jan McBarron four years ago when it had detailed information that the flamboyant Columbus physician...

12:35 AM Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

Did the opioid epidemic cause a Georgia weight-loss doctor to fall off the DEA's radar?  That’s at least one of the explanations offered by the federal drug enforcement agency for why it didn’t make a case against Dr. Jan McBarron four years ago when it had detailed information that the flamboyant Columbus physician...
Ga. doctor under DEA scrutiny over prescribing of weight-loss drug
Dr. Jan McBarron is closing her Columbus practice. Dr. McBarron's office sent prescription Phentermine to two people who registered at her website and never saw or talked with anyone from her clinic. (Danny Robbins / danny.robbins@ajc.com)

2:40 PM Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Dr. Jan McBarron is closing her Columbus practice. Dr. McBarron's office sent prescription Phentermine to two people who registered at her website and never saw or talked with anyone from her clinic. (Danny Robbins / danny.robbins@ajc.com)
Ga. doctor under DEA scrutiny over prescribing of weight-loss drug
 A high-profile Georgia weight-loss doctor is closing her practice and facing scrutiny from federal authorities following an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation of the sale of a prescription diet drug over the internet. A spokesman for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Atlanta said the agency is looking closely at Dr. Jan...

5:01 AM Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

A high-profile Georgia weight-loss doctor is closing her practice and facing scrutiny from federal authorities following an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation of the sale of a prescription diet drug over the internet. A spokesman for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Atlanta said the agency is looking closely at Dr. Jan...
Inmates roaming Georgia medical prison, doctor says
 Why give up a job that pays $191,000 a year? Because security lapses could put your life at stake. In his resignation letter, Dr. Timothy Young cited security as one reason he was giving up his job at Augusta State Medical Prison. Often, inmates were allowed to roam the facility without supervision or congregate in large groups, he said....

8:12 AM Tuesday, Feb. 06, 2018

Why give up a job that pays $191,000 a year? Because security lapses could put your life at stake. In his resignation letter, Dr. Timothy Young cited security as one reason he was giving up his job at Augusta State Medical Prison. Often, inmates were allowed to roam the facility without supervision or congregate in large groups, he said....
GDC official on prison hospital: ‘We’re going to fix it’
 The Georgia Department of Corrections’ top health official says he is personally overseeing a plan he hopes will restore sanitary conditions to the state’s prison hospital. In his first public comments on the ongoing controversies at Augusta State Medical Prison, Randy Sauls, the GDC’s assistant commissioner of health services...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

The Georgia Department of Corrections’ top health official says he is personally overseeing a plan he hopes will restore sanitary conditions to the state’s prison hospital. In his first public comments on the ongoing controversies at Augusta State Medical Prison, Randy Sauls, the GDC’s assistant commissioner of health services...
With blistering resignation letter, prison doctor gives up $191,000 job
 Why do you walk out on a $191,000 a year job? Because your life, the lives of your colleagues and the health of patients are at risk. That’s what a Georgia doctor said when giving up his job at Augusta State Medical Prison. Dr. Timothy Young’s resignation letter adds new details to the security and maintenance problems at...

4:46 PM Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Why do you walk out on a $191,000 a year job? Because your life, the lives of your colleagues and the health of patients are at risk. That’s what a Georgia doctor said when giving up his job at Augusta State Medical Prison. Dr. Timothy Young’s resignation letter adds new details to the security and maintenance problems at...
Prison hospital doctor resigns, cites security, patient care concerns
 The unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Georgia’s state prison hospital have caused one of its most experienced physicians to quit with a blistering letter that details the facility’s problems and describes how he faced “smoldering and overt hostility” when he tried to correct them. Dr. Timothy Young informed...

4:30 PM Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

The unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Georgia’s state prison hospital have caused one of its most experienced physicians to quit with a blistering letter that details the facility’s problems and describes how he faced “smoldering and overt hostility” when he tried to correct them. Dr. Timothy Young informed...
This weight-loss drug has gotten some doctors in trouble
 Phentermine is said to be the best-selling diet drug in America, approved nearly 60 years ago for weight loss and still widely prescribed at weight-loss clinics. Physicians like phentermine because of its record for safety as well as its affordability. However, like any stimulant, it’s not recommended for some people, including pregnant...

9:33 AM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Phentermine is said to be the best-selling diet drug in America, approved nearly 60 years ago for weight loss and still widely prescribed at weight-loss clinics. Physicians like phentermine because of its record for safety as well as its affordability. However, like any stimulant, it’s not recommended for some people, including pregnant...