Two podiatrists arrested, charged in Baltimore Co.

November 05, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Two Baltimore County podiatrists were arrested yesterday and one was charged with practicing without a license and the other accused of unlawfully prescribing medicine, the Maryland attorney general's office said.

State police arrested Drs. Norman R. Greenberg, 48, and Steven A. Brownstein, 46, at Greenberg's Middle River office on Martin Boulevard. Last night, a court commissioner ordered Greenberg held in lieu of $175,000 bond, and released Brownstein on $50,000 bond, according to Essex District Court records.

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. said Greenberg's license was suspended in April 1995 after evidence showed he over-prescribed drugs, performed treatments outside the scope of podiatry and failed to adequately examine patients before surgery.

The state board of Podiatric Medical Examiners learned that Greenberg, of the 8200 block of Nina Court in Stevenson, continued to practice, Curran said.

He said an investigator for the attorney general was treated Friday at Greenberg's Lansdowne office.

Curran said Greenberg then enlisted the help of Brownstein, of the 6900 block of Diana Road in Pikesville, who allegedly wrote a prescription for the investigator.

Pub Date: 11/05/96

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