Dr. George is a 1996 graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center — Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine located in Fort Worth, Texas. A native Texan, he moved to Erie, Pennsylvania to complete his three-year Family Practice residency program at Millcreek Community Hospital. He moved to Oregon in 1999 and has been practicing in Roseburg and the Southern Oregon region since 2004. He was appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana for the State of Oregon from 2006-2009.
Heather and Samantha are his medical assistants and Terry is his office assistant. Either of them can answer most of your questions and will do their best to assist you with whatever you need.
Dr. George does not have an official ongoing relationship with the VA or CHI Mercy – Mercy Medical Center despite what some other websites might say. Dr. George sees plenty of veterans for chronic pain management and medical marijuana services. However, Mercy Medical Center actively discriminates against Dr. George’s patients by routinely failing to send medical records after emergency room visits, admissions, discharges, surgeries, etc. Mercy Medical Center refuses to let patients seeking a new primary care provider know that Dr. George is accepting new patients.
Mercy Medical Center and DCIPA (Douglas County Independent Practice Association), basically the medical doctors of Roseburg, refuse to treat most chronic pain patients and refuse to acknowledge the benefits of medical marijuana. Their offices routinely deny services for chronic pain and refuse to refer you out of the area if will cost their insurance services more money. They don’t care about the quality of your life or your ability to function on a day-to-day basis. They only care about their bank balances and when you are costing them money. Their mantra is “No care for them (patients) means more money for us (providers).” Just look at the recent $74 million OHP fiasco. DCIPA has routinely given out $5,000-$15,000+ yearly bonuses to its local providers for the last several years. At a couple hundred provider members, that equals out to over a million dollars a year that could have paid for your treatments, medications, surgeries, etc. but didn’t, it paid for their vacations, new cars, etc. That’s tax payer money that was meant for health care being used to subsidize providers denying patients care.