Years after pill mill investigation begins doctor forced to stop practicing medicine



ORLANDO, Fla. - A doctor the Florida Department of Health once called an "immediate threat to the public" is no longer licensed to practice in Florida.
The state forced Dr. Riyaz Jummani to turn in his license years after he was accused of running a major pill mill in Orlando.
Investigators said it took years to investigate the case and that investigation was just finalized in the last couple of weeks.
The pain clinic where Jummani once worked at was located in a strip mall along South Orange Avenue. It is no longer in business.
Now he is no longer allowed to practice medicine or write prescriptions in Florida.
"You give up your career, (your) source of income," said Jummani.
A final order from the Department of Health said Jummani voluntarily gave up his license to practice earlier this month.
The order comes several years after two pain clinics, reportedly operated by Jummani, were raided by state agents.
Some agents posed as patients and claimed their appointments at the clinic lasted not even five minutes.
On Wednesday, Channel 9's Ryan Hughes asked Jummani about the agents' claims.
"No, that was wrong.  I used to examine them," Jummani said.
"You did conduct examinations?" Hughes asked.
"If not, not too long, but a couple of minutes," said Jummani.
Agents said Jummani alone prescribed more than 500,000 oxycodone pills in one year.
Channel 9 reported on Jummani when his license was suspended in 2011. He practiced medicine in the state for more than two decades.
"Do you think you'll perhaps apply to be a doctor in another state now that you can't practice in Florida?" Hughes asked Jummani.
"No, I don't think so," he replied.
Jummani faced dozens of years behind bars for the incidents but served six months in a work-release program as part of a plea deal.