Nurse practitioner arrested over prescriptions

Nurse practitioner arrested over prescriptions

DANVILLE - Local and federal drug enforcement officers on Tuesday arrested a family nurse practitioner at Central Illinois Family Practice for fraudulently prescribing medication.

The practitioner, Michael Wagner, was arrested at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at his medical practice office at Central Illinois Family Practice at 603 N. Logan Ave., Danville, according to Lt. Greg Lindemulder with the Illinois State Police.

The Vermilion Metropolitan Enforcement Group and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a two-year investigation into the practices of Wagner, according to a news release. The agencies received information that Wagner was fraudulently prescribing medication, according to the release.

Wagner was arrested on a warrant for forgery and unlawful acquisition of controlled substances. Forgery is a Class 3 felony carrying a possible sentence of two to five years in prison, and unlawful acquisition of controlled substance is a Class 4 felony carrying a possible sentence of one to three years in prison.

After his arrest, Wagner was taken to the Vermilion County jail where he is being held, pending charges in court.

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ItDoesntMatter wrote on January 28, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Dr Wagner is one of the best Drs that I have ever had. Although I am only 22, I have a lot of major health issues that I have to deal with, along with my 3 yr old daughter. We just recently had a "Cancer Scare" with my 3 yr old little girl, and if it weren't for Dr Wagner, we would have never been able to get the help that we needed. Dr Wagner is one of the first Drs that I have ever had that actually took time to LISTEN to my problems, unlike other Drs who would rather just diagnose you with something and see you back in a month. I don't care what anybody says or what evidence you feel you may have, but I know with my own experience that Dr Wagner is a GREAT Doctor! This just breaks my heart

Illini898 wrote on January 28, 2014 at 10:01 pm

I think you may be thinking of the wrong person.  This individual is not a doctor.  He is a Nurse Practitioner.  

IBDOG wrote on January 29, 2014 at 12:01 am
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Well, this is absolutely a shock. Shock to the system of "above standard" medicine. Show me  where he was receiving personal financial gain. If that's not the case, show me an overdose with the medicine taken as prescribed. Otherwise, put him back into the lives of the people who have benefited from his passion for delivering quality healthcare. Spank him, place him under some oversight, or let him serve some weekends but don't destroy the 95% "above standard" care in some righteous reasoning to correct and restrain a 05% deficiency.


InnocentuntilprovenGuilty wrote on January 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm

I have seen Nurse Practitioners more then I've seen Doctors in my lifetime and I've always been satisfied with the care I received. His TITLE may not be DOCTOR but, he is one of the most caring, sympathetic and best Health Care Providers in our area and I would rather see someone who really takes time to listen instead of guessing a diagnosis as they are walking out the door, trying to hurry up and get to the next patient to see how many patients they can fit in that day which is what so many so called "DOCTORS"do!!! I don't care what he is accused of doing if he isn't able to practice medicine any longer it will be a horrible tradgedy for the healthcare field. I'll be praying for him and all of his patients. I also hope someone starts up a collection for his legal defense; he may need the help.