The doctor is in, but the salesman has something to say first:
Lampuri, a Raleigh-area plumber whose wife went to Brannon’s medical clinic, put $100,000 into Neogence in September 2010. Both Lampuri and Piazza received a convertible promissory note, which would mature at a certain date and allow a return of the investment or conversion to ownership stock.
In a deposition, Lampuri describes how Brannon talked business with him when his wife came for monthly doctor appointments during her pregnancy. “He pretty much spoke about Neogence every time my wife was in stirrups,” he told attorneys.
Not only was Brannon peddling questionable investments, he was also flirting heavily with medical malpractice. I doubt if the doctor's bill mentioned financial advice in the charges. Something similar happened to me a few years ago. Took my mom to her (primary care) doctor for a semi-annual checkup, and after waiting for 45 minutes for the doctor to grace us with his presence, he breezed in, checked her BP real quick, and then launched into a sales pitch for the dietary supplements he sold on the side. Actually it wasn't on the side, it was right there in the examination room. He's no longer practicing medicine.