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Board Alleges W.Va. Doctor Unqualified to Practice


  The West Virginia Board of Medicine says in a complaint that a Martinsburg doctor isn’t qualified to practice medicine.

The complaint alleges that Dr. Tressie Montene Duffy pre-signed prescription pads and directed non-physician staff to prescribe controlled substances while she wasn’t in the office. She also is accused of dispensing prescription medication without being registered as a dispensing physician.

The complaint also alleges that Duffy exposed her breasts to staff and patients after she underwent augmentation surgery.

Duffy’s lawyer, Lisa Lilly, tells the Charleston Daily Mail that the doctor denies any wrongdoing.

Duffy is the CEO and co-owner of West Virginia Weight and Wellness Inc. in Martinsburg.

The board issued the complaint against Duffy in July. A Nov. 17 hearing is set before a hearing examiner.