The suspension follows an investigation by the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation.
IDFPR claims Stateline physician Bruce Greenfield prescribed almost 3,000 doses of controlled medication across a two-year period. It's a prescription amount regulators argue is far beyond what's medically appropriate.
Dr. Greenfield is a licensed family practice physician. Investigators say he practiced in both Illinois and at this office in Beloit, Wisconsin.
A joint investigation by Illinois' Division of Professional Regulation and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency began last August after regulators received a citizen complaint. The official complaint states the doctor prescribed hundreds of controlled substances including Demerol, Oxycodin and Oxycotin.
An investigator 23 News talked with Saturday says the number of different drugs were problematic in terms of their addiction and raised a lot of red flags. The complaint backs up that information stating that Dr. Greenfield engaged in dishonorable conduct of a character likely to cause harm to the public.
In attempting to reach Dr. Greenfield at his home, 23 News discovered he is out of town until Monday and unavailable for comment. A hearing for this case is scheduled this Friday in Chicago. Dr. Greenfield's license is suspended pending the proceedings.