Dr. Kathryn Hoover was the primary physician at Mountain Medical Care, formerly known as the Wellness Center.
The complaint was made to the Board concerning Hoover’s request of a female patient to have sex with Hoover’s son led to a hearing that was scheduled for May 8.
However, Hoover sent a letter to the Board explaining that she was unable to travel due to health problems, and asked the Board to reconsider revoking her license.
Mountain Medical, located in Williamson, was raided in March by the West Virginia State Police, the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and has remained closed since that time.
Court documents show Hoover, along with Dr. William Ryckman and Victorio Teleron were charged with operating a “pill mill,” illegally prescribing
prescription medications. Federal authorities seized up to $4,604,565 from bank accounts belonging to Ryckman, Hoover and Miller, as well as a 2007 BMW convertible
According to the affidavit, Dr. Hoover was the number one prescriber of
controlled substances in West Virginia from December 2002 until Jan. 25, 2010. During that time period, 355,132 prescriptions were issued under her DEA number, and that does not include prescriptions filled in Kentucky.
Hoover left the country after the clinic closed, and is now residing in the Bahamas.