Dr. Kevin M. Hornsby, MD, founder and president of the Florida Men’s Medical Clinic chain, has been dealt with a lifetime ban for prescribing testosterone to any patient.
According to a Florida Department of Health Enforcement Alert in June, Hornsby was fined $20,000 and ordered to pay $7,462 in costs for prescribing testosterone to a patient in Florida on February 15, 2010, without doing the required baseline laboratory blood analysis, falling below the medical standard of care.
Testosterone is a dangerous anabolic steroid and a controlled substance monitored carefully by the Department of Health.
Hornsby treats men for erectile dysfunction at fourteen medical clinics in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale operating as Florida Men’s Medical Clinic. He also operates Pennsylvania Men’s Medical Clinic in Philadelphia, Georgia Men’s Medical Clinic in Atlanta, Maryland Men’s Medical Clinic in Silver Spring, MD, New Jersey Men’s Medical Clinic in Paramus, NJ, New York Men’s Medical Clinic in New York City, Massachusetts Men’s Medical Clinic in Framingham, MA, Ohio men’s medical Clinic in Independence, OH, Michigan Men’s Medical Clinic in Detroit, and Minnesota Men’s Medical Clinic in Minneapolis.
The complaint lists Hornsby, 49, residing at 911 West Park Drive in Celebration, FL. The Florida Secretary of State’s Office shows Florida Men’s Medical Clinic, LLC headquarters at 5728 Major Blvd., Suite 750, in Orlando, FL.
The Florida Medical Board also said in addition to not doing the required baseline blood testing Hornsby committed medical malpractice by not referring men to a urologist for proper evaluation, failed to practice medicine with the proper level of care, skill and treatment, prescribed testosterone without a diagnose of hypogonadism and medical justification, and failed to provide an appropriate treatment plan.
In addition to the steep fine plus costs and the lifetime ban on prescribing testosterone, the medical board also issued Hornsby a formal letter of concern, ordered him to complete courses on prescribing controlled drugs and proper record keeping, complete ten hours of continuing medical education in diagnosing and treating erectile dysfunction and appear in person before the full medical board.
For more information on the sanctions and ban on Kevin M. Hornsby, MD, visit the Florida State Health website.