Pain doctor with suspended license closes clinics

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A doctor whose medical license was suspended last month by a state panel amid allegations of over-prescribed pain medications has closed his pain clinics in nine northeastern Indiana cities.

The Journal Gazette reports that Hedrick Indiana Pain Centers formally announced in a legal ad published Friday that Dr. William Hedrick had discontinued his practice at all locations effective Nov. 21.

The Indiana Medical Licensing Board ordered a 90-day license suspension last month for Hedrick, the president and founder of the pain clinics.

That decision came after the state attorney general’s office presented evidence that Hedrick improperly prescribed painkillers and falsified medical records.

Hedrick said at the time that if his license were suspended, he would lose his ability to bill Medicare and that his operation would probably go bankrupt. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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