Agents raid doctor's clinics in Orlando, Kissimmee



OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A central Florida doctor is being investigated after allegations he over-prescribed medications to patients, according to Osceola County sheriff's investigators.

Investigators said agents from several agencies served search warrants Friday on two clinics operated by Dr. Ibem Borges. They also served a warrant on his Chuluota home.

The clinics are on East Vine Street in Kissimmee and on West Oak Ridge Road in Orlando.

According to investigators, the Florida Department of Health issued an emergency order to Borges, 51, restricting his privilege to prescribe narcotics.

The investigation started after the Osceola County Investigative Bureau and the Drug Enforcement Agency received multiple complaints about the clinics, according to sheriff's officials.

Investigators said Borges was over-prescribing thousands of powerful painkillers, yet he has not been arrested.

Channel 9 learned authorities want to make sure they have everything in order before they officially charge Borges.

"I am going to school to be a doctor so seeing something like that in my field is just shocking," said Usman Butt, who works near one of the clinics.

A pharmacy attached to both doctor's offices were not part of the investigation, authorities said.