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Geneva doctor's Delnor privileges suspended

GENEVA – A Geneva doctor's privileges at Delnor Hospital in Geneva were suspended this week, officials said, while his medical license is temporarily suspended. He is facing allegations of inappropriate sexual relations with several patients, and inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances.

In an emailed statement, Cadence Health announced it has suspended Dr. Mark G. Lewis' privileges this week, after learning of his license suspension.

"Cadence Health is aware of the serious allegations that have been made against Mark G. Lewis, M.D., by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation," according to the statement. "The safety and well-being of Cadence patients is our top priority. We immediately suspended Dr. Lewis’ privileges at Delnor Hospital on July 2, 2014, when we became aware of his license suspension," according to the statement.

"Dr. Lewis is an independent physician and is not employed by Cadence Health, nor is he a member of Cadence Medical Partners. Cadence will continue to monitor the IDFPR action against Dr. Lewis," according to the statement.

Both Lewis' physician and surgeon license and controlled substance license were suspended June 26 by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He has a hearing scheduled for Wednesday before the an administrative law judge and the Medical Disciplinary Board.

A message seeking comment left at Lewis' practice, American Family Doctor, 2197 Blackberry Drive, Geneva, was not returned.

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