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Unlicensed doctor arrested after diagnosing patients with cancer

Ronald Wheeler
Posted at 12:51 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 12:51:00-04

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Sarasota police are cracking down on unlicensed doctors on the Suncoast. 

At a press conference that wrapped up Friday morning, police shared details of a recent arrest of a man who is not licensed to practice medicine...

The investigation began with an anonymous complaint to the department of health. Ronald E. Wheeler was arrested at his office and charged with unlicensed practice of a health care professional.  

The doctor's license was revoked in April after he diagnosed patients with prostate cancer without performing a biopsy. 

Wheeler's medical offices were located on Main Street. The department is asking anyone who may have been a patient of Wheeler's to contact them immediately.