Sonoma Doctor Surrenders Medical License

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A Sonoma doctor is out of a medical license after being accused of over-prescribing opioids, anti-depressants and other controlled substances. The state Medical Board says 76-year-old Clinton Lane voluntarily surrendered his license this week after a hearing into charges of unprofessional conduct, including writing prescriptions without first doing a medical exam. A Board spokesman says Lane didn’t admit guilt but did agree the charges had a factual basis. Lane retired last year after a 40-year internal medicine practice in Sonoma, where he once served as Medical Director at Sonoma Valley Hospital.