Dr. Michael S. Creef, MD http://cdn.hgimg.com/img/silhouettes/silhouette-male_w120h160_v1.jpg Dr. Michael S. Creef, MD - Family Medicine & Emergency Medicine - Chesapeake, VA. Get a FREE Background Report on Dr. Creef. View ratings, complaints, credentials, and detailed practice information.

Family Medicine

Male, Age 58, Graduated 1987, Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads

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Dr. Creef's Specialty

  • Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

What Is a Specialty or Area of Special Expertise?

A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

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A specialty is the branch of medicine in which a doctor has completed advanced clinical training and education. Most doctors are board certified in their specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who specializes in your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best methods of treatment. 

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional, and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels. 

A doctor may have more than one specialty, along with one or more subspecialties. For instance, a doctor could specialize in internal medicine and have a subspecialty in infectious disease. A subspecialty is a concentration within a specialty. 

Your primary care doctor (who is often a specialist in family medicine or internal medicine) can help you choose the right type of specialist. In fact, some health insurance plans require a referral from your primary care doctor before you visit a specialist.

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Dr. Creef's Education & Training

  • Medical Schools:

    • Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
      Graduated: 1987
  • Internship Hospital:

    • Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Residency Hospital:

    • Eastern Virginia Medical School

What Is a Residency?

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods. Read More

Residency is a medical training program that a doctor completes to gain expertise in a specialty. To receive the best healthcare for your needs, consider choosing a doctor who has completed a residency and therefore specializes in the area of your particular medical condition. A specialist will concentrate on your specific needs and will be familiar with the best treatment methods.

Examples of specialists are a pediatrician who focuses on the physical, emotional and social health of children from birth to young adulthood; or a cardiologist who specializes in diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

Residency training takes place in accredited hospitals or other healthcare facilities under the supervision of experienced doctors. Residency training lasts from three to seven years, and the exact duration varies from specialty to specialty. Residency is required for specialty board certification.

Dr. Creef's Background Check

Malpractice

No malpractice history found for Virginia
What is medical malpractice?
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Sanctions

Sanctions history found

Noncompliance with a Board Order  (8/31/2009)
Action Taken: Suspension
Summary: Dr. Michael S. Creef; License # 0101043479

Nature of Complaint:

The Virginia Board of Medicine previously on 05-29-2009 summarily suspended the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Virginia.

The physician provided fraudulent and/or deceptive information to the Virginia Board of Medicine and to an Investigator from the Department of Health Professions. The physician violated the 07-13-2004 and 10-24-2005 Virginia Board of Medicine Orders which prohibited the physician from practicing except with prior Board approval. The physician failed to obtain Board approval to practice and reported to the Board during an informal conference on 03-12-2008 that he had not practiced medicine since 2004. The physician wrote in excess of fifty new prescriptions for patients between 08-16-2004 and 06-25-2008, many with refills, evidenced from a Prescription Monitoring Program Report. The physician was not approved to practice in a solo practice setting during this time period. The physician wrote approximately sixteen prescriptions for Patient T whose wife worked in the physician's office and for whom the physician was unable to produce a patient record between 08-16-2004 and the 03-12-2008 informal conference. The physician wrote three additional new prescriptions for Patient T after the date of the informal conference. The physician denied writing prescriptions for Patient T or any prescriptions between 2006 and June 25, 2008 during an interview with a DHP Investigator on 03-12-2009. The physician on 04-09-2009 admitted that he had written prescriptions for this patient during the time the physician's ability to practice was restricted.

The physician falsely stated to the DHP Investigator during a 03-12-2009 interview that he had not practiced medicine since 2004. The physician also stated to the DHP Investigator that he had stopped seeing Patient A in 2005 and was not treating Patient A when the physician had written eight prescriptions for the patient between 10-24-2008 and 02-27-2009. The physician had also created treatment records documenting care occurring from October 2008 through January 2009 and had identified himself as the patient's primary care physician during an intake appointment with the Community Service Board.

The physician failed to maintain and/or provide to the DHP Investigator patient records for Patients T-X when requested.

The physician prescribed Xanax to Patient A on 02-27-2009 despite knowing that the patient was addicted to Xanax and on 02-16-2009 had been discharged from a substance abuse treatment center where the patient had detoxed from Xanax.

The physician failed to maintain accurate, complete and legible records for Patients B-S. The lack of entries in the records available indicated that the physician failed to obtain a complete patient history prior to prescribing controlled substances. The physician prescribed controlled substances including narcotics without first performing an adequate physical examination, evaluation or assessment. The physician prior to prescribing medications for Patients B-S did not discuss or document discussing with the patients information regarding the benefits and risks of the medications being prescribed or the physician's reasons for selecting the types and doses of the medications prescribed. The physician prescribed narcotics and amphetamines to Patients B-S without an adequate medical indication and/or without diagnosing a medical conditon warranting the prescriptions. The physician diagnosed medical conditions without sufficient evidence or diagnostic testing or studies to support his diagnoses for Patients B-S and did not consistently order or obtain appropriate diagnostic tests or studies to determine the etiology of the patients pain and/or other symptoms prior to prescribing medications. The physician failed to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and/or review and monitor the efficacy of Patients B-S treatment including monitoring and managing their usage of narcotic medications.

The physician exploited the practitioner-patient relationship with Patient A. The inappropriate relationship consisted of several interactions during the course of treatment including but not limited to refusing to provide the patient with prescriptions for Xanax if the patient refused to do favors for the physician; obtained vodka from the patient in exchange for Xanax prescriptions; the patient purchased a car for the physician in lieu of rent payments of an apartment belonging to the physician; asked the patient to dress in a lab coat and scrubs and to wear a microphone to gather information about another physician.

The physician failed to see a psychiatrist or other more appropriate physician to obtain prescriptions for Xanax despite the physician's cardiologist's repeated requests. The physician on 04-09-2007 during an investigative interview admitted to using medication prescribed to Patient G within approximately three days of the interview and later stated that the medication was Alprazolam and not Adderall.

The DHP Investigator on 04-09-2009 inspected the physician's office which was open to patients, there had been no heat or hot water for approximately one week, the office temperature was 58 degrees, there was no hazardous waste pick-up, all examination rooms lacked paper towels, and one examination room lacked gloves and soap.

The physician used prescription blanks from Chesapeake General Hospital without marking out the hospital's information and without printing by hand on the blanks the physician's own name, address, telephone number or federal controlled substances registration number.

Action Taken-Consent Order

The Virginia Board of Medicine has accepted the Voluntary Surrender for Indefinite Suspension the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Virginia.

The physician shall not petition the Board for reinstatement of his license for a period of thirty-six months from the 05-29-2009 Order of Summary Suspension. In the event the physician seeks reinstatement of his license, the physician shall appear before the Board and must prove his competency and fitness to practice medicine and surgery safely.

State: Virginia

What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state. 

Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor’s board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were. 
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered. 
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states. 

Dr. Creef's Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Swedish
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