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Hearing for Pinnacle Wellness Center doctor set for July

A date has been set for the medical board hearing requested by the doctor at the former Pinnacle Wellness and Longevity Center in his attempt to get his medical license reinstated.

The State of Ohio Medical Board will hear arguments from Dr. Adam Hall on why he should get his license back starting Monday, July 15. In April the medical board suspended the osteopathic license of Hall, 39, of Powell.

Hall was the physician at the Pinnacle center at 407, S. Third St., Suite B, Ironton, until the state shut down the clinic at the same time as the license suspension.

The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the medical board’s office in the Rhodes State Office Tower, and continue through Wednesday, July 17, if necessary.

The clinic, whose files were the subject of a search warrant in March, had been under investigation by the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for the past year.

The suspension was based on allegations that Hall only worked three or four days a month at the Ironton center and 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.

There will be no action taken at the hearing, but a decision will come from the board at a later date.