Hoo-boy... not good. Normally, docs leave the practice with notice to patients, who are also provided with an alternate colleague. This is unusual. Strongly suggest you contact the docs disciplinary/licensing body ACP Arkansas http://www.acponline.org/chapters/ar/about.htm with your concerns. Some official there who deals with public inquiries/complaints will be able to advise.
Stay close by your rumor mill, which will certainly tell you faster than the courts whether your doc is guilty of malpractice. In Canada, at least, docs are represented by lawyers appointed by their insurer (the absolute wiliest), and thy fight each claim to the highest court. It means it takes a LONG time to get a final judgment.
In your case, you need to let the College (ACP) know your circs in the event there is an investigation proceeding and you're a party with evidence. Hope not.
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