Aug 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram (54) is looked at by trainers following an injury during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Chargers defeated the Vikings 12-10. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Dr Chao Steps Down As Chargers Team Doctor

Controversial Chargers Team Doctor, Dr David Chao, has stepped down from his position due to health issues. Dr. Chao was surrounded by a ton of controversy and I am sure that there are some that think that Chao is stepping down in order to get his name out of the headlines.

Dr. Christopher Wahl has taken over the position. He was the chief of sports medicine at UC San Diego Health System.

The NFLPA earlier in the offseason wanted to have Dr. Chao replaced:

According to online records, the Medical Board of California is seeking to revoke Chao’s license and has referred the case to the state attorney general for possible charges. A complaint alleges gross negligence, repeated negligent acts and failure to maintain adequate and accurate medical records.

Online records also show Chao was found liable of malpractice last summer, has been publicly reprimanded by the board and pleaded guilty to driving under the influence.

In 2010, Chao was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration for writing at least 108 drug prescriptions to himself, which violated controlled-substance regulations. However, an attorney for a pharmaceutical company that filled the prescriptions said the drugs provided to the Chargers were for use by the team’s medical staff to treat players. – ESPN

All the controversy around Dr Chao can end. What’s up doc.

On happy day.

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  • 619chargers4life

    finally, his dog ass is gone !!!! Man O Man its been a long time coming !

  • Rob Base

    There really is a football God! I know I won’t miss him!

  • blackroseMD1

    Hallelujah! It was only a matter of time before the drunk quack maimed someone…again.

  • Cgoodness13

    Yes!!!! Best day ever!!!!! Watched “this is the end” with my best friend an now this!!!!! Thank you god!!!!! Thank you Buddha!!!!! Thank you Opra!!!!! Thank you Tom Cruise and your scientific witch craft!!!!!!

    • Alter Ego

      I guess when a guy gets injured – we can take the death by Chao off the roulette wheel of treatment. That oughta help.

  • ECAVILLE/Ace of Spades

    One more step in the right direction. Doesn’t matter why he resigned at all. What matters is that the Chargers are headed down the path of greatness. No quak docter, no confidence lacking coach, and a talented young man at GM with vision and discipline. GO CHARGERS!!!!!

  • 619chargers4life

    this is way off topic but is super funny.

    • Peter Thompson

      Lol… So funny… The ones they do of the Twilight saga are pretty hilarious too.

    • blackroseMD1

      An orange peanut? For me?

      • Ernie Padaon

        this vid is so awesome! someone actually brought AD an orange peanut in the Pro Bowl because of the vid!

      • 619chargers4life

        Hahaha awesome !

  • Peter Thompson

    I wonder if he is going to use that whack ass “freeze dry” machine on his back, that he effed up his patients with? If there’s any justice, he has a malpractice case of his own coming his way… courtesy of karma. Good riddance, and best news.

  • blackroseMD1

    Shouldn’t Dr in the headline be surrounded by quotation marks?

    • Ernie Padaon

      hahaha…. I should also have a picture of dr evil… darn it… “lazer”

  • Pels04

    Fight with the Raider fans AND Chao is gone. It’s been a good day!!

    • Ernie Padaon

      Haha. So true

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  • FitzWilly

    Can’t spell Chaos without Chao

    Happy Days In ChargerLand :)

    • Ernie Padaon

      that is epic

  • arnie

    I wish doctor Choa nothing but the best of health, and hope he can refocus efforts in his practice.
    But like life, it was time to move on.