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Physician's billing files to be sent to police

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THE province is forwarding billing files from a disgraced Winnipeg doctor to the police.

Dr. Randy Raymond Allan was recently suspended by the College of Physicians and Surgeons after it was found he traded OxyContin prescriptions for sex with two women he initially met at massage parlours.

Allan, who practised at a clinic on Main Street, pleaded guilty to professional misconduct charges levied by the college in September and was suspended from practising medicine for 18 months.

Allan provided one woman with four prescriptions for OxyContin in 2009 and 23 prescriptions to another woman in 2010. The college said he also billed Manitoba Health for house calls he made to visit the women and have sex with them.

Naline Rampersad, a government spokeswoman, said the Health Department's audit and investigation unit conducted a review of Allan's billings and concluded he made eight questionable claims totalling less than $200. "The province is seeking repayment of these claims from Dr. Allan and will be referring the documents that were reviewed to the police for their consideration," Rampersad said in an email to the Free Press.

Allan, who graduated from the faculty of medicine at the University of Manitoba in 1980, has no previous discipline record with the college. However, he was convicted of a criminal offence while living in British Columbia that was unrelated to the practice of medicine.

According to a February 1994 report in the Trail Daily Times, Allan was charged with five criminal counts, including forgery, relating to a birth certificate he obtained in the name of an infant who died decades earlier. The crime was unveiled when the birth certificate was inadvertently delivered to a relative of the dead person. The college noted in its report Allan pleaded guilty to the B.C. charges and was fined $1,000. Four years later, he received a pardon under the Criminal Records Act.

Allan had been working as a pathologist in B.C.

In 1994, he returned to Manitoba and enrolled in computer engineering at the U of M. After obtaining his degree, he began to practise medicine in Winnipeg.


-- with files from Dan Lett

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 19, 2012 A3

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