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Omaha psychiatrist regains medical license, but can’t treat female patients

By: - November 11, 2022 3:13 pm

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LINCOLN — The medical license of an Omaha psychiatrist has been reinstated — with the condition that he not treat any female patients.

The license of Dr. Gregory Wigington was suspended for six months beginning in April for unprofessional conduct after he admitted having sexual relations with two female patients, including one woman he eventually married.

An investigation by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office and State Department of Health and Human Services also found that he had sent an inappropriate text message to a third female patient inquiring if she was doing anything “fun” and whether she suntanned “really dark.”

A state medical license for Wigington, as part of an agreement with the DHHS and the Attorney General’s Office, was reinstated Nov. 2. He agree dto practice under the supervision of another physician during a four-year probationary period and not to treat any female patients.

Attempts to reach Wigington at medical offices where he’s listed as working were not successful Friday.

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Paul Hammel
Paul Hammel

Senior Reporter Paul Hammel has covered the Nebraska Legislature and Nebraska state government for decades. He started his career reporting for the Omaha Sun and later, editing the Papillion Times group in suburban Omaha. He joined the Lincoln Journal-Star as a sports enterprise reporter, and then a roving reporter covering southeast Nebraska. In 1990, he was hired by the Omaha World-Herald as a legislative reporter. Later, for 15 years, he roamed the state covering all kinds of news and feature stories. In the past decade, he served as chief of the Lincoln Bureau and enterprise reporter. Paul has won awards for reporting from Great Plains Journalism, the Associated Press, Nebraska Newspaper Association and Suburban Newspapers of America. A native of Ralston, Nebraska, he is vice president of the John G. Neihardt Foundation, a member of the Nebraska Hop Growers and a volunteer caretaker of Irvingdale Park in Lincoln.

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