Board alleges W.Va. doctor unqualified to practice

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Medicine says in a complaint that a Martinsburg doctor isn't qualified to practice medicine.

The complaint alleges that Dr. Tressie Montene Duffy pre-signed prescription pads and directed non-physician staff to prescribe controlled substances while she wasn't in the office. She also is accused of dispensing prescription medication without being registered as a dispensing physician.

The complaint also alleges that Duffy exposed her breasts to staff and patients after she underwent augmentation surgery.

Duffy's lawyer, Lisa Lilly, tells the Charleston Daily Mail ( ) that the doctor denies any wrongdoing.

Duffy is the CEO and co-owner of West Virginia Weight and Wellness Inc. in Martinsburg.

The board issued the complaint against Duffy in July. A Nov. 17 hearing is set before a hearing examiner.


Information from: Charleston Daily Mail,

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