CONCORD – A physician who lives in Center Harbor and practices medicine in Wolfeboro has been charged with one count of obtaining a prescription by fraud.
Dr. Hasan Duymazlar, D.O. was criminally charged on July 17. An emergency hearing of the N.H. Board of Medicine was held on July 18 and he voluntarily surrendered his license to practice medicine yesterday.
According to documents made available from the medical board, on July 8, 2013 an Ossipee pharmacist "A" told a N.H. State Police investigator that one of his customers, S. F., appeared to be getting a large quantity of oxycodone — an opiate used to kill pain.
State police were told that when one of his pharmacists asked the patient for identification he didn't provide it and left. Pharmacist "B" across the street said he had also refused to fill a prescription for S.F. who he thought resembled a different customer named M.S.
Police learned from pharmacist "B" that the prescription was issued by Duymazlar and when pharmacist "B" looked on Duymazlar's (unnamed) hospital's Website to see what he looked like, he recognized him as the man who just tried to fill the prescription.
He printed the photo and showed it to pharmacist "A" who also allegedly recognized Duymazlar as S.F.
Pharmacist "A" told police he had previously spoken to Duymazlar on the telephone, and telling police he had an English accent. He remembered S. F. has an English accent.
The next day, police contacted the pharmacy where M.S. typically fills his prescriptions and were told he has an English accent, is in his early 50s, and speaks with an accent.
Police also learned that on July 6 a man with reddish hair and an English accent had gone to a North Conway pharmacy and filled a prescription for 120 oxycodone pills. Police took the surveillance video of the transaction.
Investigators contacted the Director of Risk Management at the (unnamed) hospital that employs Duymazlar who told them that several fraudulent prescriptions had been reported to them and all had been written on the hospital's emergency room prescription paper. The administrator told them S.F. And M.S. were never patients in its emergency room.
Police compared the video surveillance from the North Conway pharmacy to a known photo of Duymazlar. He was charged two days later.
In November of 2009, Duymazlar entered into a settlement agreement with the Board of Medicine and agreed to to pay a $3,000 fine and take 36 hours of continuing medical education for prescribing controlled and non-controlled substances for his ailing father, for not documenting them, and for writing them in his nurse's name.