A West Virginia doctor is being accused of unethically prescribing controlled substances and forcing an employee to motorboat her breasts at work, according to claims outlined in 31-page report by the West Virginia Board of Medicine.
Forty-four-year-old Dr. Tressie Montene Duffy, the CEO of West Virginia Weight and Wellness Inc., allegedly lifted her shirt after her breast augmentation surgery and exposed herself to the staff. The clinic specializes in weight management, according to its website.
Duffy also, according to the report, made one of her female employees, identified only as Complainant R, "motorboat" her breasts in 2012. The same employee accused Duffy of later forcefully kissing her on the lips. When the employee asked her to stop, Duffy allegedly told her she was being a "titty baby." That employee later quit.
In addition to being accused of unprofessional work behavior, Duffy also "ordered medication for 'office use' and utilized these medications for her own personal use." She's also being investigated for signing blank prescription pads and allowing non-physician staff to prescribe controlled substances like Oxycodone and Xanax to patients when she was away from the office.
Lisa Lilly, Duffy's attorney, said Duffy was familiar with the complaint and "denies any and all wrongdoing." Lilly stressed this is "not the first time" the board has tried to revoke Duffy's license, but declined to elaborate further.
The West Virginia Board of Medicine will hold a three-day hearing beginning Nov. 17 to determine if Duffy is qualified to practice medicine and what, if any, disciplinary action will be taken.