Medford doctor under investigation, retires license

Medford, Ore. — A southern Oregon doctor is under investigation. Dr. Brian Lane Dossey has been serving medical marijuana patients from Salem to California, but tonight, he’s out of a job.

His name is still on the door at Patient’s Choice in Medford, but his license is retired. And clinics from Salem to Medford, say he’s no longer employed. According to public records filed by the Oregon Medical Board, the board received credible information that prompted aninvestigation regarding Dr. Dossey’s authorizations for medical marijuana.

In May, he was ordered to “voluntarily cease the authorization of medical marijuana cards” to patients under 18.

Shortly after, the Medical Board of California was notified of the action being taken in Oregon. The board says it met with Dr. Dossey, and he surrendered his medical license in September.

“Rather than to go through an administrative hearing, in front of an administrative law judge, and all these things, he agreed to just stipulate surrender,” public affairs manager Cassandra Hockenson of the Medical Board of California says.

In October, his license was retired in Oregon, while the board investigates “unprofessional or dishonorable conduct” and “gross or repeated negligence”.  And while the Oregon Medical Board has not said what prompted it’s investigation, as of Monday, the case is still open.

Our calls to the Oregon Medical Board have yet to be returned, and our attempts to reach Dr. Dossey were unsuccessful.


Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5, 6 and 11. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.

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