Psychiatrist Peter Campbell fired from prison job, surrenders license after exposing himself on "tele-med" connection

September 13, 2010


On August 2, 2010, psychiatrist Peter L. Campbell voluntarily surrendered his license to the Virginia Board of Medicine and will not be eligible for reinstatement at any future date. 

According to the Board’s Consent Order, Campbell violated sections of the Virginia State Code when, on February 2, 2010, while waiting to see patients incarcerated at a prison facility via live tele-med computer/video communication connecting Campbell’s home office to the clinic tele-med examining room at the prison, Campbell was observed by staff exposing his unclothed lower body on camera.  As a result of this incident, Campbell’s employment was terminated. 

On May 22, 2009, the Virginia Board reprimanded Campbell relative to his treatment of 11 patients from approximately 1998-2008 and permanently restricted him from prescribing Schedule II, III and IV controlled substances.  The Virginia Consent Order states, among other things, that Campbell “failed to consistently obtain a complete patient history prior to prescribing controlled substances; prescribed narcotics and benzodiazepines [tranquilizers] to patients without performing any physical examination, evaluation or assessment…[and] without diagnosing a medical condition justifying such prescriptions, ordering diagnostic tests to determine the etiology of the patient’s pain or documenting his reasons for selecting the…medications prescribed; prescribed controlled substances to patients who exhibited drug-seeking behavior or who he knew or should have known were abusing or had become addicted to…their medications and repeatedly authorized early refills…without any medical indication other than information provided…by the patients themselves (i.e. medications reported by patients as lost, stolen, disappeared, left in Hawaii, vomited up, destroyed by fire etc. and other non-verified explanations provided by patients.)”  He was similarly reprimanded and had his practice restricted in the states of Pennsylvania, Illinois and New Jersey.

Source: Source: Consent Order In Re: Peter L. Campbell, M.D., License No. 0101-029943, Before the Board of Medicine (Virginia), May 22, 2009 and Consent Order in the Matter of the License of Peter L. Campbell, M.D., License No. MA85460, New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, October 15, 2009.



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