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Clark County

April 25, 2013

Jeffersonville pain clinic doctor’s license remains suspended

New hearing date set for June 27

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Medical Licensing Board on Thursday moved to continue a Clark County pain clinic doctor’s licensing suspension.

In February, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office filed a licensing complaint against Dr. Lea Marlow who worked at the now-closed Clark County Wellness Center. Marlow’s medical license has been on temporary suspension since December.

The board met Thursday in Indianapolis and voted to keep Marlow’s license on emergency suspension, which was set to expire, until the board meets on June 27, according to a press release.

According to the licensing complaint, Marlow prescribed more than 8,000 prescriptions in 2012 for 3,489 patients in the last year, with more than 95 percent receiving oxycodone.

In February of 2012, Marlow worked for Central Kentucky Bariatric and Pain Management. In July of that year, Kentucky’s new regulations regarding pain clinics went into effect requiring any pain clinic be owned and operated by a board certified, licensed physician. According to the petition, the clinic then closed and reopened as the Clark County Wellness Center in Indiana and Marlow began prescribing there in August. According to the state’s complaint, the Clark County Wellness Center did not accept payment from private insurance companies or government entitlement programs and instead operated as a “cash-only” business.

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