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Hearing for Pinnacle doctor rescheduled

Published 12:23am Sunday, October 6, 2013

The state medical board hearing for the doctor who was once the physician at a former Ironton clinic set for this past Wednesday in Columbus has been rescheduled to the end of January.

This is the third time for the continuance of the hearing for Dr. Adam Hall, 39, of Powell. Hall was the physician at the Pinnacle Wellness and Longevity Center at 407 S. Third St., Suite B. In April the state shut down the clinic at the same time Hall’s license was suspended by the State of Ohio Medical Board.

“On Sept. 23, 2013, (Hall) filed a motion to continue the hearing based on unforeseen delays in a pending criminal matter,” according to a medical board entry. “Risk to the public from delay is not an issue because (Hall’s) medical license is summarily suspended. The state did not object to the motion.”

A month after the suspension of Hall’s license he made a formal request to the board for a hearing. That was originally scheduled for May 15.

The Pinnacle clinic had been under investigation by the office of the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for the past year. In March members of DeWine’s staff along with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on the files of the clinic.

The suspension of Hall’s license was based on allegations that Hall only worked three or four days a month at the Ironton center, that he would “routinely stamp and/or pre-sign blank prescription slips for office staff to subsequently complete at a later date in order to provide patients with drugs, including controlled substances prior to Dr. Hall’s return the following month,” according to the medical board.

The upcoming hearing will start on Jan. 29 at the medical board’s office in Columbus and could last up to three days. There will be no action taken at that time. A decision will come from the board at a later date.

Hall is represented by Columbus attorney Douglas E. Graff.



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