FLORENCE, Ky. - Several people, apparently patients, were turned away from Dr. Gary Shearer's office in Florence Tuesday.
A hastily made sign on the door gave no explanation.
When 9 News approached to talk with someone, we were confronted by men who refused to identify themselves, ordering us off the property.
"It ain't none of your business who I'm with," one man said.
That attitude didn't sit well with Amy Alig Gondosch. Her mother, Peggy Alig died from too many drugs in her system; drugs prescribed by Dr. Shearer.
"It's a disgusting business that he's trying to run," Gondosch said.
She has arrived to talk about the news that Shearer's license had been suspended.
"I found out two days before the anniversary of my mother's passing," she said. "That came as a great comfort to me."
Alig's death was not an isolated incident.
In an Emergency Order of Suspension, the Board of Medical Licensure cites 15 deaths from various drugs prescribed by Shearer.
Gondosch isn't surprised.
She accompanied her mother one day for an exam.
"He didn't even look at her," she said. "Much less examine her. All he did was just write some notes and give her more prescriptions."
The Order of Suspension calls Shearer as one the the top five prescribers of Oxycodone in Central and Eastern Kentucky.
"He's a licensed drug dealer," said Gondosch. "I'm glad to see he's not able to addict any more people."
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