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Authorities: Doctor might have performed procedures in barn

April 24, 2017
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Authorities said a doctor in the region might have endangered patients and the public by performing procedures in a barn.

Health officials said they learned from Allegan County sheriff's investigators that the doctor was performing liposuctions in the pole barn in Glenn, north of South Haven.

Allegan County Health Officer Angelique Joynes warned people Friday to seek immediate medical care if they had surgery at the site and show any signs of infection, such as fever, redness and swelling.

The health department said the building doesn't have a certificate of occupancy and isn't approved "for any business activities."

The sheriff's department expressed concern that the doctor might not have followed appropriate biohazard standards.

A complaint has been filed with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

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