Port Sanilac Physician Summarily Suspended

Contact: James McCurtis (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

January 30, 2009

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the license to practice medicine of Milagros R. Ebreo, M.D. The MDCH Bureau of Health Professions orders a summary suspension when it believes that the public's health, safety, and welfare warrant emergency action.

Between the period of March 2007, and Oct. 2008, Ebreo, 68, prescribed 207,313 OxyContin tablets, 194,514 Xanax tablets, 66,529 Vicodin tablets and 2,761 bottles of promethazine. Between June 5, 2008, and Oct. 28, 2008, as the contractual medical director for Quick Response Medical Professionals, in Southfield, Michigan, Ebreo fraudulently prescribed a total of 28,188 oxycodone tablets, 8,710 hydrocodone tablets, 26,839 Xanax tablets, and 495 bottles of promethazine with Codeine to patients who were being paid $50.00 to be examined. A criminal complaint was issued against Ebreo on Dec. 15, 2008, in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan for conspiracy to illegally distribute controlled substances. The criminal matter remains pending.

On Jan. 12, 2009, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Ebreo's medical license. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Ebreo's license.

More information about disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards is available on the DCH website at: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch, then select the Health Systems and Licensing link.