TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A doctor retained by Alex Rodriguez for a second opinion – one that contradicted the New York Yankees’ diagnosis of his leg injury on WFAN radio Wednesday – was reprimanded this year by New Jersey’s board of medical examiners over steroid prescriptions.
Rodriguez is one of more than a dozen players under investigation by Major League Baseball for alleged ties to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners filed an order of reprimand against Dr. Michael Gross on Feb. 13 for his conduct at his Active Center for Health & Wellness.
“The board ordered and Dr. Gross agreed to be formally reprimand(ed) for permitting an individual who had completed medical school but did not have a medical license to participate in the care and treatment of patients at the center and failing to adequately ensure proper patient treatment involving the prescribing of hormones including steroids at the center,” according to the disciplinary summary on the New Jersey Attorney General’s division of consumer affairs website.