Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gynecologist's License Suspended Belleville Doctor Accused of Abusing Patients, Dispensing Drugs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gynecologist's License Suspended Belleville Doctor Accused of Abusing Patients, Dispensing Drugs

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The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation has indefinitely suspended the medical license of Dr. Carl Burpo, a gynecologist from Belleville accused of sexually abusing patients and illegally dispensing drugs.

Nikki M. Zollar, director of professional regulation, issued a two-page order Monday saying the indefinite license suspension was based on findings of fact, conclusions of law and a recommendation made to her. It says Burpo must surrender his registration certificate immediately or it will be seized.

Burpo was unavailable for comment Monday, said his wife, Lindy. She said that her husband had quit practicing in July because of health problems, that his office was closed and that the telephone was disconnected.

Earlier, Burpo, 74, had indicated he planned to surrender his license voluntarily, and his wife said he had made an oral surrender at a hearing in July.

A copy of a complaint sent to the state by Michael V. Favia, chief of medical prosecutions, lists allegations that Burpo fondled the breasts and in some cases made other sexual advances toward seven patients in 1990 and 1991 while examining them. It says some of the acts occurred in his office in Belleville and some at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Fairview Heights, where he worked part time. …

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