Dyersburg doctor hit with fraud, drug violation

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- A Dyersburg gynecologist has been charged with fraud and improperly prescribing drugs.

A news release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation stated Dr. Debra McKenzie was arrested Tuesday on an indictment handed up Monday by a Dyer County grand jury. McKenzie was charged with one count each of TennCare fraud, insurance fraud and improperly prescribing a controlled substance.

She was released from the Dyer County Jail on $15,000 bond.

The TBI began an investigation after a former employee of McKenzie's complained. The agency said undercover visits to McKenzie's clinic obtained narcotic prescriptions without a physical examination. She is also accused of billing TennCare and insurance companies for services not provided.

Reached at her office in Dyersburg on Wednesday, McKenzie declined comment.


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