License of St. Clair Physician Summarily Suspended

Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

March 8, 2004

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the osteopathic medicine and surgery license of Steven B. DeWilde, D.O.

The MDCH Bureau of Health Professions orders a summary suspension when it believes that the public’s health, safety, and welfare warrant emergency action.

On January 22, MDCH received information that DeWilde was arraigned in the 31st Judicial Circuit Court, St. Clair County, on felony charges of Prescription Forms-Manufacture/Deliver.

The charges were brought after an undercover investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency and St. Clair County Drug Task Force revealed that DeWilde allegedly provided fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycontin in exchange for crack cocaine. A trial date in the criminal matter is scheduled for April 13.

On February 20, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending DeWilde’s license. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of DeWilde’s license.

More information about disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards is available on the MDCH website at: http://www.michigan.gov/mdch, then select the Health Systems and Licensing link.