The state’s Surgeon General has imposed restrictions on local medical licenses due to evidence of substance abuse.
Dr. Sherri Ellen Bisbee, who has an office on Main Street in Wildwood, has an emergency restriction on her license following action taken last month by surgeon Dr. Joseph Radapo.
The survey last year found that employees at the Neurology Center of Excellence, where she practices, said Bisbee “seemed overly agitated, appeared manic, spoke slurredly, and complained that patients I was often visibly distracted in the waiting room while waiting to be seen.” According to her Dec. 19 report to the Florida Department of Health, employees also said Bisbee was dozing off while she was at work.
The situation deteriorated on September 13, when employees of the Neurology Center of Excellence transferred Bisbee to the ER at HCA Florida Hospital Ocala. She was confused and she was giving “nonsensical answers to questions.” In her handbag was a nearly empty bottle of the pain reliever Dilaudid, which was prescribed on July 25th and was supposed to last until October 25th. If I do not. She claimed the bottle belonged to a patient and had planned to refill it for the patient.
An investigation revealed that he was arrested for DUI in Virginia in 2012. The state’s medical board determined that she was no longer able to practice medicine because she was self-medicating with Adderall.
The Florida Department of Health indicates that Bisbee has staff privileges at UF Health-The Villages Hospital and has opened practices in Indiana and Virginia.