Tennessee Waltz

Escapade #9: Crooked State Senator Kills Many With His ”Pain Clinics”

December 14, 2021 Season 1 Episode 9
Tennessee Waltz
Escapade #9: Crooked State Senator Kills Many With His ”Pain Clinics”
Show Notes

This is the wildest/saddest story in recent Tennessee political history. For years, State Senator Steve Dickerson (along with his partners) operated about 60 crooked pain clinics at one point seeing nearly 50 thousand patients per month. The damage it caused families all across the south is immeasurable. This is our story of our involvement. Links below to support our claims. (We do not intend to discuss politics often on this podcast, but it was hard to to avoid on this one.) If anyone has had an experience with CPS, we would love to hear it. 

Primary Race Intro https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/08/02/battle-over-conservatism-district-20-race/87966354/

Crazy Ads https://www.newschannel5.com/news/controversial-political-mailer-delivered-to-nashville-mailboxes

Gov. Haslam’s War Chest https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/25/gov-bill-haslam-campaign-steve-dickerson/92717222/

Delegate https://archive.knoxnews.com/news/politics/tenns-youngest-delegates-say-trump-must-do-more-to-win-their-generation-37ea9799-ac7b-2b1a-e053-0100-387312881.html/

Department of Justice Suit https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdtn/pr/united-states-and-tennessee-file-suit-against-comprehensive-pain-specialists-and

Feds Accuse Dickerson of $25 Million Fraud https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2019/07/22/pain-clinics-fraud-sen-steve-dickerson-dr-peter-kroll-comprehensive-pain-specialists/1780398001/

Crooked Pain Clinics Close https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/tennessee-based-pain-management-group-to-close-clinics-amid-financial-turmoil/2018/07/09/61865ae0-7f0a-11e8-a63f-7b5d2aba7ac5_story.html

Dickerson Loses https://fox17.com/news/local/heidi-campbell-beats-incumbent-steve-dickerson-in-tennessee-state-senate-nashville-election-2020

CEO in Prison https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/crime/2020/07/10/ex-ceo-of-tennessee-comprehensive-pain-specialists-gets-prison-time/5413105002/

Trump Pardons CEO https://ctmirror.org/2021/01/23/trumps-pardons-included-health-care-execs-behind-massive-fraud/amp/