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Johnson City Psychiatrist Dan Nicolau Disciplined by State

Who’s that with Johnson City Psychiatrist Dan Nicolau? It might be his chaperone…

The Johnson City Press reported on Oct 16, 2017:

Dan Nicolau, Johnson City. After entering into a romantic relationship with an acquaintance to whom he prescribed drugs and later stalked, Nicolau’s medical license was placed on probation for two years. The stipulations of fact:

  • On September 2015, Nicolau wrote one prescription for Percocet for an acquaintance referred to in the document as “C.B.” Later in November, Nicolau wrote “C.B.” one prescription for oxycodone. Nicolau’s relationship with “C.B.” was not pursuant to a doctor-patient relationship.
  • On or around June 2016, Nicolau and “C.B.” entered into a romantic relationship that ended in August.
  • On or about Aug. 27, 2016, “C.B” received text messages from another user’s Facebook account after blocking Nicolau from contacting her on Facebook. Later that evening, Nicolau showed up in her bedroom and woke her up after finding a spare key under the mat of the front door.
  • After entering her home, Nicolau grabbed her and attempted to hug and kiss her. “C.B.” then screamed for him to leave, called 911 and ran outside her home to meet Johnson City police officers who responded to the call. As “C.B” spoke to officers, Nicolau used his cell phone to call and text her as she spoke with them.

On Aug. 23, Nicolau appeared in Washington County Criminal Court and was placed on probation for 11 months and 29 days for one count of aggravated criminal trespassing and one count of stalking.

Nicolau was ordered by the court to pay costs, complete a treatment plan established by the TBME and have no contact with “C.B.” After a multidisciplinary assessment, it was recommended Nicolau refrain from consuming alcohol for one year, participate in a Tennessee Medical Foundation boundary course for six months, participate in a continuing medical education prescription boundaries course within six months, utilize a chaperone when seeing females in addiction treatment and engage in weekly therapy. Nicolau has been ordered to pay a civil penalty of $2,000 and other fees up to $3,000.

State Board of Medical Examiners Order
Johnson City Press
Knoxville News Sentinel

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Dan Adrian Nicolau has had a work relationship with Woodridge Hospital in Johnson City as well as the ETSU Dept of Psychiatry.

He was trained by the Texas Tech Health Services Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, graduating in 2007. He his residency at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) from 2011 to 2013. It took him less than three years to blow his entire career and reputation.

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