A Dana Point internal medicine specialist—who the state in January accused of poor record keeping, over prescribing medications without documenting valid needs and improper treatment of a patient with extremely high blood pressure—surrendered his license to practice medicine in California.
Dr. Gregory John Van Dyke’s surrender became effective at 5 p.m. on March 22, according to the Medical Board of California.
An order signed by Van Dyke and his attorney acknowledges the state’s accusations were true. The doctor mistreated a male patient with extremely elevated blood pressure, a female with an anxiety disorder and a man who over-prescribed strong, addictive medications.
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