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UPDATE: Marshfield Clinic responds to allegations against former Dr.

by Team Coverage

MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- While a former physician of Marshfield Clinic is being accused of having sexual contact with patients, his former employer is speaking out.

Newsline 9's Cami Mountain sat down with the CEO of Marshfield Clinic, Thursday, who says the man passed intensive background checks.

According to Karl Ulrich M.D., Marshfield Clinic CEO, Dr. Kevin Lang began his employment in 2002.

Ulrich tells Newsline 9 that there was a reported instance of sexual contact brought against Lang in 2003, but it was denied and dropped due to lack of evidence.

According to Ulrich, another case was reported in 2009 and when confronted, Lang admitted guilt.

Lang's employment was terminated in March, 2009.

Marshfield Clinic has set up a dedicated phone line for patients concerned about the allegations in this case.

The number is 715-221-6606.

Newsline 9's Cami Mountain also spoke with the CEO of St. Joseph's, where Lang also worked. Get her full report on WAOW.com and Newsline 9 at 5PM.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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MARSHFIELD (WAOW)--Officials at two Wisconsin regulatory boards are seeking to discipline a former Marshfield doctor who is accused of having sexual contact with patients while they were under sedation.

After reviewing a complaint filed by the Department of Regulation.. the Medical Examining Board found probable cause that Doctor Kevin Lang committed actions which constitute unprofessional conduct.

According to the complaint, a female patient reported that Lang touched her inappropriately while she was recovering from sedation in March.

Also according to the complaint, Lang acknowledged the incident when confronted by officials at Marshfield Clinic where he worked.

After that, the gastroenterologist surrendered his hospital privileges, reported his conduct to the MEB and sought immediate treatment.

The complaint says Lang later disclosed that he had committed 11 acts of sexual misconduct against patients between 2003 and 2007 as they went in and out of consciousness following their procedures.

Lang is not currently working as a physician.

Marshfield Clinic has set up a dedicated phone line for patients concerned about the allegations in this case.

The number is 715-221-6606.

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