2 Doctors Accused Of Defrauding Government

Posted at 11:48 AM, Mar 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 12:48:39-04

The United States government and the state of Tennessee have sued a Lenoir City chiropractor and a Manchester doctor, accusing them both of fraud and operating pill mills.

Officials with the U.S. Attorney's office in Nashville said the men have been accused of defrauding Medicare and TennCare of over $1 million.

The suit named Matthew Anderson, a Lenoir City chiropractor, and David Florence, a doctor of osteopathy, from Manchester. Current telephone listings for both men were not publicly available.

Officials said Anderson operated four pain clinics, and at least one was a pill mill. Court documents said he reaped over $5 million from the clinics. They also said Dr. Florence was running an illegal prescription drug racket out of the Center for Advanced Medicine in Manchester.