From the December 2009 magazine.

Tax man

A doctor owing more than $100,000 makes the restitution part of his recovery

She walked into my office, badge in hand. "I'm from the Internal Revenue Service and I need to speak with the doctor," she said. I was summoned from a treatment room and we shook hands as we walked back to my desk.

She wore a business suit and was clearly a no-nonsense person. Glasses perched halfway down her nose, she gazed over them into my eyes. She pulled out an official-looking document and handed it to me.

-- JEFF W.

Milwaukie, Ore.

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