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WV Medical board suspends doctor's license

Updated: Friday, July 25 2014, 12:43 PM EDT

MCMECHEN, WV --

The WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine has suspended Dr. Roland Chalifoux's license to practice medicine. That happened at an emergency meeting this morning at the board's office in Charleston, WV. The board tells us this is a temporary order pending a hearing in the next 15 days.

 

Chalifoux runs the Valley Pain Management clinic in McMechen. The board's action follows a WV Department of Health and Human Services instigation that alleges the clinic was reusing syringes which could spread infectious diseases among patients.

 

Both West Virginia and Ohio health departments have issued public health alerts for Valley Pain Management clinic patients to get tested.

 

Doctor Chalifoux has not gone on camera to address the allegations, but he did send us a lenghty statement through his attorney last night.

 

Here are a few excerpts: "I have decided to break my silence as I am sickened at the way two state agencies have manipulated the truth as well as ambushed me to discredit my office and staff."

"it is hard for me to understand how "possible" unsafe injection practices as stated in the ODH press release morphed into the false allegation of the reuse of needles and syringes for multiple patients. This simply did not happen."

 

Chalifoux goes on to encourage his patients to be tested for infectious diseases for their own piece of mind and that of their families.

 

WV Medical board suspends doctor's license


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