Tiltonsville Clinic owner makes first court appearance

TILTONSVILLE?– A local doctor, arrested last week and charged with drug trafficking, made his initial appearance inside a Jefferson County courtroom on Monday.

Dr. Douglas Trubiano was booked on additional charges Monday — another count of drug trafficking, and a single count of illegal processing of drug documents. He entered a not guilty plea and was released under the condition that his DEA license be suspended temporarily. That is the license that the doctor would use to write subscriptions.

Dr. Trubiano is owner of the Tiltonsville Clinic,

Authorities say the doctor was allegedly prescribing large quantities of controlled substances to female patients inappropriately. Investigators say it was for non-medical reasons.

Officials with the Ohio Valley Medical Center said the decision was made to have two doctors take over Trubiano’s responsibilities at the clinic until the matter is resolved.

The Tiltonsville Clinic is a member of the Ohio Valley Medical Group. Those doctors will provide clinical services to patients for five days a week.