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Third Charge Of TennCare "Doctor Shopping" For Lincoln County Woman

NASHVILLE, TN - A woman in Lincoln County is charged for the third time for with TennCare "doctor shopping," which is the crime of going from doctor to doctor in a short period of time to obtain prescriptions for controlled substances. The Office of Inspector General today announced the arrest of 32-year old Amber L. Watkins. A Giles County Grand Jury charged her with "doctor shopping" for the strong sleeping medication Ambien, and using TennCare to pay for either the clinical visit or the prescription.


Action Details

  • Date:January 16, 2013
  • Agency:Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration
  • Enforcement Types:
    • State Enforcement Agencies