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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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