Virginia psychiatrist Colleen Blanchfield reprimanded by medical board for prescribing ADD drugs without substantiating diagnosis

February 6, 2009

On February 6, 2009 the Virginia Board of Medicine issued a Consent Order, reprimanding psychiatrist Colleen Blanchfield. According to the Order, from April 1, 2006 to June 22, 2007, Dr. Blanchfield “without appropriate testing and work-up to substantiate a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder [Blanchfield] treated Patient A by prescribing Strattera…and Focalin XR [drugs approved for the treatment of attention deficit disorder].”

(Consent Order, In Re: Colleen Ann Blanchfield, M.D., License No. 0101-048338, Virginia Board of Medicine, 6 February 2009.)


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