Temponeras waits for new board hearing date

Chris Dunham, PDT Sports Writer

October 16, 2012

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

The State Medical Board has not set a new hearing date for Dr. Margy Temponeras of Wheelersburg.

On Oct. 9, 2012, the Medical Board received a request for a hearing in the matter of Margy Temponeras, MD from Bradley Davis Barbin, counsel for Dr. Temponeras. A hearing date of October 23, 2012 was set, however, according to the Medical Board, in order to more efficiently conduct its business, the Board postponed the hearing, and a new hearing date has not been set.

Temponeras’ license remains suspended per the January 2012 action by the Medical Board.

According to the citation, on or about Jan. 11, 2012, the Board issued an Entry of Order, with an effective date of Jan. 27, 2012, that suspended her certificate to practice medicine and surgery for an indefinite period of time for a violation of Section 4731.22(B)(24), Ohio Revised Code. Effective Aug. 31, 2012, her DEA certificate of registration was revoked, and any pending application to renew or modify her registration was denied.

In September a letter was sent to the former Wheelersburg pain clinic operator, advising her the board approved a citation based on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to revoke her DEA certificate on Aug. 31, 2012; and on her prescribing controlled substances to a patient while in a personal relationship with the patient, and that the Board intends to determine whether or not to limit, revoke, permanently revoke, suspend, refuse to register or reinstate her certificate to practice medicine and surgery, or to reprimand her or place her on probation.

In accordance with Chapter 119 of the Ohio Revised Code, the letter advises Temponeras she is entitled to a hearing, and if she wishes to request such a hearing, the request must be made in writing and must be received in the offices of the State Medical Board within 30 days of the mailing of the notice. It further advises that, if she requests a hearing in a timely manner, she is entitled to appear at the hearing in person, or by her attorney, or by such other representative as is permitted to practice before that agency, or she may present her position, arguments, or contentions in writing, and that at the hearing she may present evidence and examine witnesses appearing for or against her.

Temponeras was one of four physicians who had their Drug Enforcement Administration certificates suspended following an investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies on pain clinics in Scioto County on May 17, 2011. The other doctors included Temponeras’ father, Dr. John Temponeras, Dr. Mark Fantazuzzi and Dr. Michael Dawes. Dr. John Temponeras eventually surrendered his license.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at