Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

June 28, 2013

Wagoners license case postponed

Doctors agree to conditions.

By Scott Smith Kokomo Tribune
Kokomo Tribune

---- — Out on bail and facing multiple felony drug dealing charges, Drs. Don and Marilyn Wagoner agreed to additional conditions this week in order to have their state medical licensing cases postponed.

Both doctors were due to appear before the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana Thursday, as the Indiana attorney general’s office seeks sanctions against their state license. The Wagoners, along with two other doctors associated with the Wagoner Medical Centers in Burlington and Kokomo, are accused of overprescribing narcotics.

Earlier this week, the president of the licensing board, Stephen Huddleston, required both Wagoners to sign a document before granting a continuance of their cases until Sept. 26, according to the board’s director, Kristen Kelley.

Both doctors already had agreed, as part of the terms of their pre-trial release, to a total prohibition of the practice of medicine. In addition to those terms, the doctors also agreed Tuesday to a second prohibition of medical practice, this time imposed by the licensing board.

They also agreed not to employ any other prescriber at the Wagoner Medical Center clinics for the purpose of providing narcotics to patients. Any violation of the order would be grounds for a summary license suspension.

The doctors both have surrendered their respective Drug Enforcement Agency registrations, and no longer possess prescriptive authority for controlled substances.