OKLAHOMA CITY — Patients are now speaking out about a well-known doctor accused of running a so-called “pill mill.”
On Monday, state agents carried out a search warrant at Aria Orthopedics in South Oklahoma City where Dr. Harvey Jenkins allegedly prescribed prescription pills without proper medical supervision.
Dr. Jenkins’ office is open today, and he’s still allowed to write prescriptions. He hasn’t been arrested or charged with a crime.
Meanwhile, investigators and prosecutors at the Attorney general’s office continue to sort through what they took from his office when they raided it earlier this week.
Deborah Dill doesn’t believe a word state agents say about her doctor, Harvey Jenkins.
She had polio as a child, and she’s suffered from chronic pain for years.
“I just would just lay in bed and writhe in pain and cry and cry,” Dill said.
She says the pain medicine Dr. Jenkins prescribed for her has drastically improved her quality of lie.
Jenkins is well-known not only for his practice in South Oklahoma City, but for his work with pageant contestants.
He owns a spa called BodyTrends.
In a search of his office Monday, investigators took computers, paperwork and appointment logs.
Court papers show they’re looking into the drug overdose of at least one former patient.
“People get there early to get in line so they can be one of the first ones to check in,” Dill said.
Undercover agents who posed as patients agree, saying people were lined up at the door to get into the facility.
Those investigators also say patients were carrying what appeared to be prescriptions and paperwork prior to Dr. Jenkins’ arrival at his office.
As far as seeing Dr. Jenkins, Deborah says sometimes she’d only see a nurse, but it didn’t bother her.
“And she’d say, ‘do you want to talk to Dr. Jenkins about this?’ Maybe two or three times I said yes,” Dill said.
Another patient who didn’t want to go on camera told NewsChannel 4 she’d never see Jenkins, that a nurse would just give her a prescription.
Jenkins contacted us by phone late Wednesday afternoon saying he is shocked and disappointed over this investigation.
He says he’s been advised not to give an on-camera interview.
Jenkins has been practicing medicine in Oklahoma since 2000.