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Resource ID: #18647
Subject: Health Care
Source: New Times (Chicago)
Date: April 21



New Times reporter Bob Burtman investigates the record of plastic surgeon Billy Ringer, a man responsible for injuring patients, stealing drugs from his own clinic, and sexually harassing his own staff. In one of his worst cases, Ringer left a needle in a patient's chest as well as a gaping hole in her stomach. Ringer also had continued drug abuse problems that he hid from his patients, as he stole many narcotics from his own practice. Because of the New Times story, the Texas Board of Medical Examiners suspended Ringer's license and the D.E.A. in undertook a narcotics investigation.

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