KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs issued the administrative complaint against a Kalamazoo OB-GYN doctor and accused him of violating state health codes by re-using a medical device against Food and Drug Administration protocol.
Patients of Dr. Roger Beyer, who owns Urological Solutions of Michigan and Women's Health Care Specialists on Stadium Drive, are urged by state health officials to get tested for HIV and hepatitis.
“I guess it would be disbelief it’s hard to imagine that somebody that had such a nice office, great personality, great staff be so unsanitary,” said a patient of Beyer.
She said Beyer performed multiple rectal procedures from 2010 to 2012, in some cases, two to three times a week. She said it makes her scared to death at the possible risk of hepatitis or HIV infection.
Beyer said he did not violate any health code violations.
"We’ve been using it for 12 years and haven’t seen any infections. We used the cleaning solution that kills hepatitis A, B and HIV then covered the device with a sleeve," said Beyer. "I would never do anything that would jeopardize their health in all the years that I’ve practiced. Their health and wellness has been a number one priority."
January 2010, the patient of Beyer underwent surgery to lift her bladder and reconstruct her colon. She said her body has not been the same since that time.
“In September of 2010 I had kidney failure that was linked to having a bladder infection, which was linked with something to do with the surgery but no one could tell me what it was,” said the patient.
That was only the beginning, she said in 2012 she started having pains in her stomach that she had not had before.
She said she will get tested for hepatitis and HIV as soon as possible.