Roseburg chiropractor facing loss of license

Published: 2011-12-13 18:00:02
Author: Glen Beeby | KPIC News | November 1, 2011

A state board is recommending a local chiropractor lose his license after an investigation uncovered alleged misconduct with patients and use of illegally prescribed drugs.

The Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners is proposing that Dr. Todd Hansen of Roseburg no longer be allowed to practice in the state.

Hansen has owned the Pacific Crest Chiropractic & Wellness Center since December of 2001 according to his Web site.

This comes after an investigation found several female patients complained of unwanted advances.

The proposed disciplinary action also outlined multiple cases where Doctor Hansen was "too rough" while adjusting patients, even after they complained of serious pain. "What's unusual about this case, is the numbers of different kinds of allegations, and this case is just kind of the constellation of all of the above, that makes this case more serious than other cases," said Dave McTeague, Executive Director of the board.

A Notice of Proposed Disciplinary Action document sent out by the board on Tuesday, says that between 2003 and 2007, Hansen admitted to using illicitly prescribed steroids and Human Growth Hormone, and allegedly told staff that he self injected at the clinic.

Doctor Hansen already had disciplinary action from OBCE for using unlicensed chiropractic assistance. "Part of the allegation in this case, is that he continued to do that and violate the previous terms of his previous disciplinary orders," McTeague said.

Hansen has asked for a hearing on the matter, which is scheduled for April of next year, but he is allowed to continue his practice until then.

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