Marshfield Clinic is making some changes, in the wake of allegations a doctor fondled his patients.
Clinic CEO Dr. Karl Ulrich says the biggest change was made three years ago, requiring at least three staff in the room at all times for outpatient surgical procedures. Ulrich says family members can also be by their loved ones as they come out of sedation.
The changes are meant to prevent allegations, such as those accusing former gastroenterologist Dr. Kevin Lang of fondling his patients.
Ulrich says they would have acted sooner on Dr. Lang’s believed misconduct, had they known about it. Lang was fired after the allegations came to light.
Dr. Lang will be able to defend himself before the board. They could choose to reprimand him or his license could be suspended or revoked.