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Specializes in Family Medicine • Male • Age 58

640 North St
Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, VA 23507
Bon Secours - Maryview Medical Center
3636 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707

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640 North St
Portsmouth, VA 23704
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    Dr. Cochran's Experience

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    • Family Medicine
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    • No malpractice history found for Virginia.
    • Professional Misconduct  (10/15/2010)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Dr. Donald Lee Cochran; License # 0101050341

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician's practice from approximately 11-29-2006 until 01-15-2009 authorized prescriptions and refills of Dilantin despite the fact that the patient had no office visits or monitoring of Dilantin levels during that period. The physician failed to follow up on the patient's elevated liver function tests in March 2006. The physician despite the fact that the patient had a history of hypomagnesemia and hypokalemia, failed to monitor potassium and magnesium levels after March 2006.

      The patient during December 2003 through May 2009 made and failed to keep at least seventeen office appointments with the physician. The physician stated that his office made repeated unsuccessful attempts to have the patient to come to the office to be examined by the physician to have blood drawn and to check Dilantin levels, liver function, and potassium and magnesium levels. The refills were authorized despite the fact that the patient did not keep appointments.

      The physician stated that he made changes to his office policies and procedures. The physician agreed with the Special Conference Committee's suggestion that the physician should document in the chart "no additional refills until seen".

      Action Taken-Amended Order Nunc Pro Tunc September 23, 2010

      The physician has been issued a Reprimand by the Virginia Board of Medicine.

    • State: Virginia

    1 Board Action

    • Disciplinary action in another state  (7/28/2011)
    • Action Taken: Fine
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: New York
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Graduated in 1985

    Internship Hospital

    Brooke Army Medical Center
    Complete in 1986

    Residency Hospital

    Columbus Regional Medical
    Complete in 1994
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Cochran & Staff

    • English
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    • Bon Secours - Maryview Medical Center

    • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

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    640 North St
    Portsmouth, VA 23704
    (757) 397-1246 (Office)
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