Dr. Eugene Gosy, the Williamsville pain management physician accused of unlawfully providing narcotics prescriptions to patients, has been dropped by two local health insurers.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Western New York says Gosy and his affiliated physicians are no longer participating providers for all of its networks.
The reason given: "Closing the practice for two weeks with no contingency plan in place to provide available coverage to care for our member's medical needs is unacceptable," it said. Blue Cross said it will continue to find alternative solutions to accessing pain management care within its network.
Independent Health has dropped Gosy as well, but only Gosy. However, it said, "Removal of Dr. Gosy from the Independent Health network does not affect any other practicing physician in the office."
The insurers are asking members to call the customer service phone number on the back of their member identification card for more information.
On a related note, Adam Kibler, the Lockport man accused of robbing Eastern Niagara Hospital for drugs, reportedly was a Dr. Gosy patient. The 24-year-old Kibler was arraigned in Lockport City Court yesterday and remanded to Niagara County Jail on $250,000 bail.
He is expected in court again on June 6, but may return earlier if he can get into a drug addiction treatment program.