Peter Brabeck for Propublica

Peter Brabeck, 73, poses for a portrait at his home in Carmel, California, Saturday, December 5, 2015. Mr. Brabeck, a retired petrophysicist, filed a complaint in 2011 to the Medical Board of California stating that his doctor Dr. Steven Mangar overprescribed him controlled substances. In September 2011, Mr. Brabeck learned that Dr. Mangar had hired a private investigator to watch him and had given the investigator all of his medical records. Mr. Brabeck immediately filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights but ultimately was disappointed with how OCR dealt with the doctor's actions.

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