Attorney General Curtis Hill today announced that the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana has suspended the medical license of a Henry County physician accused of exploiting female patients.
Attorney General Hill sought the suspension of Dr. Benjamin Loveridge’s license after the physician was accused of repeatedly touching female patients and attempting to engage them in sexual relationships. Dr. Loveridge has practiced in New Castle at the Kane Loveridge Wellness Group, a practice he owns and operates with his wife.
Dr. Loveridge has a past history of similar accusations. The licensing board previously placed his Indiana medical license on probation from 2011 to 2015.
This year, the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit conducted an investigation upon receiving information from a patient alleging she was touched in a sexual manner during an office visit with Dr. Loveridge. The investigation resulted in the discovery of additional patients reporting similar patterns of behavior from Dr. Loveridge during office visits.
“Our Medicaid Fraud Control Unit works tirelessly to protect Hoosiers from the harmful actions of those who would abuse their positions of trust,” Attorney General Hill said. “This investigation is yet another example of this team’s dedicated and diligent service.”
The board’s suspension of Dr. Loveridge’s medical license means that he cannot practice medicine in Indiana for 90 days. At a future meeting, the board will determine whether the suspension should continue for an additional 90 days.