DE Doctor loses license again after over-prescribing opioids


Delaware suspending the medical license of a Dover psychiatrist after he is accused of over-prescribing opioids. The Delaware Department of Justice claims Gregory Villanoba also failed to ensure the drugs he prescribed were not being peddled on the street, and that he exchanged guns and weapons with his patients. Yesterday Villanoba had his medical license and controlled substance registration suspended.

This is not the first time Villanoba’s shady practices have come to light. In 2003 he pled guilty to unprofessional conduct stemming from sexual offenses in Maryland. In 2007 he was disciplined again after violating a previous order to not treat minor patients in unsupervised settings. The next year he entered an agreement with Delaware to only see male patients over 18.

This time around, Villanoba’s license will be suspended for 60 days, before the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline holds a hearing on the matter.