Board investigates Roseburg chiropractor

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg chiropractor is in hot water for allegedly having inappropriate contact with female patients, but he says he's innocent.

Doctor Donald Reneau didn't want to talk on camera, but he told KPIC News that he denies the allegations against him.

Reneau says the charges came as a surprise, because he says he's done nothing wrong.

The state Board of Chiropractic Examiners have been investigating Dr. Reneau for inappropriate contact with four patients, an allegation the board says it takes very seriously.

Dave McTeague, the executive director of the board, says due to the impact of alleged violations to patients, they must take each complaint very seriously. "The board has really been grappling with issues of professional boundaries," said McTeague. "So, the board has seen the damage that it can cause to patients."

The board proposed a two-year suspension for Dr. Reneau, which the doctor says he will appeal.

The next step is a contested case hearing, where an administrative law judge will decide Reneau's fate.

Until that time, the doctor is allowed to continue practicing medicine.