Friday, April 4, 2014

Feds, State Police Raid Office of Montana Doctor With Idaho Ties

Posted By on Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 11:20 AM

A physician who was indicted by an Idaho grand jury in 2006 was the target of a April 1 raid in the community of Florence, Mont.

In 1998, Idaho prosecutors alleged that Dr. Chris Christensen had prescribed painkillers and narcotics to patients without diagnosing their underlying problems. In 2001, Christensen voluntarily surrendered his medical license for two years while he underwent a pain management course. Additionally, in 1995, Idaho prosecutors alleged that Christensen had prescribed controlled substances to patients outside the scope of his practice. Ultimately, Christensen was acquitted of the charges.

In 2009, Christensen opened a family medical practice in Montana, but this morning's Missoulian reports that Christensen's practice was sealed off by crime scene tape while local, state and federal law enforcement served a search warrant at the doctor's office. The Missoulian reports that criminal charges have yet to be filed but the investigation continues.

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