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Optometrist license ;restricted

YAKIMA - The Board of Optometry and Washington State Department of Health have recently imposed restrictions on the license of Yakima optometrist Gary J. Marinkus.

He is being investigated due to allegations of unprofessional conduct.

Martinkus cannot prescribe therapeutic topical and oral medications in Washington until the charges are resolved.

Allegations against him include having patients and staff purchase money orders on his behalf to send in response to foreign lottery scams, harassment and verbal abuse of a patient, prescribing lenses in error, neglecting patients and pulling patients out of an exam to purchase money orders.

To view legal documentation visit the Department of Health website (www.doh.wa.gov) or call 360-236-4700.

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