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Oldenberg's medical license revoked

Saturday, October 9, 2010 ~ Updated 4:33 PM

After a hearing that began early Friday morning and continued throughout the day, the Arkansas State Medical Board reconvened Saturday morning to announce their ruling in the case of local physician Dr. Denise Oldenberg.

The ruling included a reprimand, a fine of $10,300 for the investigation, a suspension of her license, and ended with her license being revoked.

Oldenberg has 30 days to appeal the rulings.

A complete story will be published in this week's THE NEWS, VILLAGER JOURNAL and THE SOUTH MISSOURIAN NEWS.

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I am thrilled beyond words. This decision will help many of those who are addicted to narcotic prescription drugs; even save lives. If one checks her background they will find this is not the first time this physician has been disciplined by a licensing board. I'll be waiting to read the complete story and I commend you as a newspaper for publishing the article. Maybe it will help show just how prevalent this problem is in this area. I believe I heard on the Today Show (not sure) that this area has the highest use of narcotic prescription drugs in the nation. Please know that I am not against narcotic medication for pain relief, in fact it is appropriate in many cases and those reasons are clearly outlined in Arkansas Practice Laws guidelines for physicians. For those who need this type of care, poor prescribing habits of some physicians causes it very hard to obtain the medication needed for a "tolerable" quality of life. Kudos to the Arkansas Medical Board and kudos to Area Wide Media.

-- Posted by reflections on Mon, Oct 11, 2010, at 10:34 AM

for those of you who were not at the medical board meeting let me assurre you it was completly biased. i do not know who bill trice is he seemed to be running the circus, but do the words egotistical, unprofessional, evil and just mean spirited with a vendenta mean anything. the whole thing did not reflect a kind compassionate and true professional such as dr. oldenberg is. we are lacking in good doctors in rural ar now we r short one who takes care of people with no insurance and no other doctors would take. she went to med school and was allowed to prescribe medicatons. she simply used older meds vs the expensive ones no one can afford. since most of the ones who were not there bill trice and his band of witch hunters can rest assured good overcomes evil every time. this was a farce and pray for dr oldenberg who has been wrongfully accused.

-- Posted by scrubs on Mon, Oct 11, 2010, at 9:16 PM

After reading this story I've come to the conclusion taking the good doctor's lic,was a bit over board.I really hope she apeals the decission.Two words describe what is happening here witch hunt.Please consider what it's like dealing with people with cronic pain.Restraining doctor's from doing there job and putting them under the gun of fear to practice medicine is just wrong.Like she said no one ever died under her care.You all act like she killed someone.The only thing she's guilty of is keeping poor records.Now I personally don't know the good doctor.I've been around enough of them that they often feel the pressure.When it comes to perscriptions.Staying below the radar is key.

-- Posted by davidgeorg7 on Mon, Oct 18, 2010, at 9:39 AM

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