The Board suspended Dr. Daniel H. Brumfield, who the Medical Board says worked at Ohio Medical West in Columbus, a facility owned by Lester Sadler.
According to the Medical Board, Brumfield’s medical license was suspended in 2002 for issues involving cocaine addiction; and suspended again in 2005 based on a reported relapse into cocaine addiction.
According to the Board’s most recent summary suspension, Brumfield helped institute and/or participate in a policy at Ohio Medical West to reshape the practice so no more than 50 percent of the patients would receive treatment for pain or chronic pain by informing existing pain patients he would not treat them or prescribe pain medication for them unless they bring another individual to the appointment to serve as a non-pain referral patient on the same date of service.
In announcing their decision, the Medical Board decided “Brumfield’s continued practice presents a danger of immediate and serious harm to the public.”
Brumfield has a right to a hearing about the suspension.
Lester Sadler, 55, his wife, Nancy Sadler, 47, of West Portsmouth, Lisa Clevenger, 48, of Stoutsville, a sister of Nancy Sadler, James Sadler, 80, of West Portsmouth, father of Lester Sadler, Brenda Banks, 57, of Columbus, formerly a physician at a pain clinic in Waverly, and Sandy Wells, 52, of South Shore, Ky., a clinic employee, are all scheduled to go on trial following multiple charges filed as a result of a raid in August 2010 at that pain clinic in Waverly.
The defendants in the Sadler case are scheduled to go on trial Feb. 6 in the U.S, District court room of Judge Sandra Beckwith.
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