Dr. Brian Michael Swan Fails to Take Drug Tests so He Can't Practice Medicine

The California Medical Board has ordered a Santa Ana doctor to stop practicing medicine because he has failed to undergo drug testing.

Dr. Brian Michael Swan's license had been placed on probation after he pleaded guilty in 2013 to writing 22 prescriptions for Adderall in the names of ex-girlfriends for his own use.

One condition of probation Swan agreed to in 2014 was that he would refrain from using controlled substances and undergo regular drug tests.

The medical board indicates in the action dated Aug. 8 that it will now decide whether to revoke Swan's probation.

Swan, who had been diagnosed with adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and participated in several drug treatment programs, copped to six misdemeanors related to his illegal use of prescription drugs.

4 Replies to “Dr. Brian Michael Swan Fails to Take Drug Tests so He Can't Practice Medicine”

  1. Mr. Swan is currently practicing in a solo practice at the Kickapoo Nation Health Center on the Kickapoo Tribe in KS reservation near Horton, KS. There is no supervising physician at the health center. He is the solo fulltime provider. There are contract specialists such as OB, but they have no supervisory authority over Mr. Swan. According to Inspector Borja of the CA Medical Board she can’t monitor Mr. Swan if the is living and working in KS. So essentially, he is getting away with violating the provisions of his probation. The Kickapoo Tribe, and the Indian Health Service Office of Self-Determination are aware of Mr. Swan’s past history. It is their opinion that the Indian Health Service likely would never have hired him, but that the tribe as a sovereign nation would be free to hire anyone that they want. I don’t necessarily agree with the “sovereign” nation justification. The state of KS and Brown County have and exercise concurrent jurisdiction over that particular tribe. I believe if they recognize other administrative and legal proceedings of other jurisdictions, they are in effect employing a person practicing medicine without a license. I am a tribal member and former Tribal Health Director. I might add, the health center has never hired a General Practitioner. The physician has always been Board Certified, usually in Family Practice. Mr. Swan is thumbing his nose at the CA Medical Board and getting away with it.

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