McCarthy, John

John McCarthy, M.D., psychiatrist and Medical Director of Bi-Valley Medical Clinic in Sacramento.

Cutting Medi-Cal Drug Treatment Threatens Lives

By Dr. John McCarthy

I wrote a letter to Governor Schwarzenegger on behalf of disabled patients currently being treated in the methadone treatment system, alerting him that eliminating the drug Medi-Cal program threatens the lives of hundreds of disabled patients. I am a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist in Sacramento, and I am the physician for about 300 patients on SSI disability whose health and lives would be endangered if they were forced to withdraw from methadone, if drug Medi-Cal was eliminated, as proposed by the governor.