Patients of Doctor Arrested on Drug Charges Concerned


Patients of Dr. Jose Jorge Gordinho, a doctor who was arrested and charged with distribution of controlled substances Thursday, now must look elsewhere for prescriptions for their pain medication. 

Responsible Pain and Aesthetic Management, Dr. Gordinho’s clinic, was raided by the FBI and state police on Thursday. 

We spoke with Elizabeth Farris, who says she had been a patient of Dr. Gordinho’s for the past five years for back and neck treatment. Because Dr. Gordinho’s office is currently closed, Farris is frustrated because she doesn’t know where she can renew her prescription for pain medication. 

“As it stands right now, there’s nowhere that can give me the medication I need, and my doctors don’t know where to send me,” Farris says.

Farris says she was shocked to hear that Dr. Gordinho was arrested for illegally distributing 

“Every time I come here there are drug tests and pill counts,” Farris says. “There’s never been anything that would make me feel any different about Dr. Gordinho.”

Dr. Gordinho is currently being held by U.S. Marshals. He is scheduled to have a hearing in federal court on Tuesday. 

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