Controversial Leawood doctor agrees to surrender medical license

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LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — A doctor who ran three Kansas anti-aging clinics has surrendered his medical license.

The Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas Board of Healing Arts issued an emergency suspension of Michael Simmons’ license in March after evaluators said it wasn’t safe for him to practice medicine. The reasons weren’t disclosed, although his Kansas license was temporarily suspended in 2002 because he had sexual relationships with patients and a co-worker. Simmons also ran into trouble in Missouri in 2013 for prescribing controlled substances without state registration.

Simmons sued before agreeing to voluntarily give up his license. The Simmons Center for Health and Wellness is located in the Kansas City suburb of Leawood. His website says he also has clinics in Frontenac and Galena.

Simmons’ attorney didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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