FAKE AGENT CALLS
The Board Staff has received several phone calls from multiple licensees stating that someone is calling pretending to be an agent of the Medical Board and trying to obtain personal information. These calls are scams. Information regarding your licensure number, issue date, expiration date, and address of record is available on the Board’s website. Your NPI number is also available on the Internet. The Board would not contact you by phone to obtain your personal information. We would contact you to set up a time that you can contact us and give you a valid call back number or schedule an in person meeting. The Board is located in Atlanta, GA and all phone numbers from the Board will have Atlanta area codes. (404, 470, 678 or 770) If you receive a call like this please do not give any personal information and disconnect the call. If you need any additional information, please contact Jonathan McGehee, Director of Investigations at email@example.com.
GCMB accepts Voluntary Surrender of Augusta Orthopedic Surgeon’s medical license
The Georgia Medical Board accepted the voluntary surrender of the Georgia medical license of Arlon Harm Jahnke, M.D., after he was convicted in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida, for one count of Violation of Title 18, USC, Section 371, Conspiracy to Receive Health Care Kickbacks in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida, US v. Arlon Jahnke, Case No. 16-20348-CR.
The charge against Dr. Jahnke relates to his sending prescription drug orders to a compounding pharmacy, who was overcharging patients primarily covered by TriCare Insurance Program, and who also issued payments to his wife to act as a Pharmaceutical Representative.
Dr. Jahnke was committed to the Federal Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for twelve months, followed by three years supervised release, and for twelve months of the three years, will be placed on home confinement. During home confinement, he would not be allowed to leave his home for anything other than work, his own doctor’s appointments and to attend worship services.
Per the terms of the Voluntary Surrender, Dr. Jahnke cannot apply for reinstatement for two years from the date of the surrender under the rules of the Board.
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