Tennessee gynecologist loses license for prescribing 100s of pills to girlfriend, others
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – A Nashville doctor has voluntarily surrendered his state medical license after the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners found he was guilty of unprofessional, dishonorable, or unethical conduct by overprescribing controlled substances.
Dr. Kristin J. Dobay was an obstetrics & gynecology specialist with an office near TriStar Centennial Medical Center. The consent order filed by the board states Dobay was found to be prescribing controlled substances to his girlfriend under the name of another doctor who worked at an addiction treatment facility.
The order states on May 31, 2019, the doctor at the addiction treatment facility discovered several prescriptions were written to Dobay's girlfriend which the doctor did not authorize. Five prescriptions had been written by Dobay to the girlfriend, including 90 Ritalin, 25 Clonazepam, 180 Gabapentin with two refills, 30 Abilify with two refills, and 60 Depakote with two refills.
In addition to the prescriptions written to his girlfriend, Dobay was accused of writing prescriptions in the doctor's name for four other individuals who were formerly Dobay's patients. Those include prescriptions for Methadone, Norco, Oxycodone, Adderrall, and Klonopin. One of the individuals also happened to be an administrative employee at the addiction treatment facility. That employee admitted to selling prescriptions Dobay had provided for monetary gain and she was terminated in June.
The order also notes Dobay had been arrested twice for DUI, once in 2011 by Kentucky State Police and once in 2018 by the Hopkinsville Police Department.
According to a web search on Dobay, his offices near mid-town at 2201 Murphy Avenue have been closed.