July 3, 2008
Illinois Officials Suspend Physician’s License Indefinitely
By LEN WELLS, Courier & Press correspondent (618) 842-2159 or [email protected]
The Illinois Department of Professional Regulation has placed the license of a Norris City physician on indefinite probation.
Dr. Hung Nguyen's license to practice medicine was placed on probation after federal investigators found during a probe last fall that Nguyen "failed to properly supervise a physician's assistant, and failed to properly evaluate patients."
In late September, FBI and Drug Enforcement Agency agents executed a search warrant at Nguyen's 110 E. Main St. office.
They seized all of his patient records and a copy of the hard drive from his computer.
Nguyen has not been charged with a crime.
The 56-year-old received his medical degree from a university in Vietnam, then completed a three-year residency in family practice medicine in Chicago. He is board certified as a family practice physician and has held an Illinois license to practice medicine since 1993.
Nguyen has been at Norris City Healthcare the past seven years. Before moving his practice to Norris City, he was on staff at the now-defunct Carmi-White County Hospital.
Before the enforcement order, he never had been disciplined professionally in Illinois.
His license to prescribe controlled substances also has been placed on indefinite probation.
Dr. Hung Nguyen's license to practice medicine was placed on probation after federal investigators last fall found that he "failed to properly supervise a physician's assistant, and failed to properly evaluate patients."
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