Former VA Physician Assistant Reportedly Experimented On Patients He Viewed As Gay

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An investigation into the behavior of a former VA physician assistant has led to some shocking allegations, one of which includes a consistent practice of sexually experimenting on patients he thought were gay.

After nearly a year-long investigation by special agents from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Mark E. Wisner, a former physician assistant at the VA medical facility in Leavenworth, Kan., has had to face three misdemeanor sexual battery charges.

Up until now, the exact details of his misconduct have remained somewhat shrouded.

But new documents obtained by 41 Action News indicate the specifics of some of the allegations by violated veterans who have come forward.

“In these documents, Mark Wisner admits to making lewd comments to patients,” a reporter said on 41 Action News. “He also says patients that he thought were gay, he would experiment with, but he did add that no patients ever told him no.”

An affidavit provided by one veteran states that Wisner sodomized him while providing a prostate exam. The veteran said the incident left him confused and in pain.

The mother of Matt, another alleged victim, says that not only did Wisner sexually abuse her son, but the VA also over-prescribed prescription narcotics, which contributed to his demise. At the time of his death on Sept. 11, 2014, he was taking up to 90 pills a month—prescribed by Wisner. It was only after his death that the VA sent his mother a letter saying that they were decreasing Matt’s monthly dose of Oxycodone to only 30 pills.

Wisner surrendered his medical license in February following an investigation by the Board of Healing Arts, a state agency, which discovered that Wisner apparently used his position to take advantage of veterans, both sexually and in terms of over-prescribing narcotics.

“I am an impaired practitioner and not capable of patient care and I voluntarily surrender my current license,” Wisner apparently stated in January in a letter to a Board of Healing Arts investigator.

Special agents questioned Wisner in his home over a year ago about his medical practices, after receiving serious complaints. “If I have to go to prison, I will deal with that,” Wisner reportedly told special agents.

Wisner will return to court Sept. 16.

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