Ardmore pediatrician pleads guilty to prescribing violations

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

ARDMORE, Okla. -- An Ardmore pediatrician has pleaded guilty to obtaining prescription medications by fraud.

According to the court clerk's office, Dr. Jerry Whatley appeared with his attorney Tuesday to plead guilty to two counts.

The district attorney dismissed three more charges in exchange for his plea.

Whatley was scheduled to appear in front of the medical licensure board earlier this month for a disciplinary hearing, but officials say that has been pushed back to June because Whatley was receiving treatment.

He'll be sentenced July 11th.

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  • by heidi Location: ardmore on May 31, 2007 at 03:20 PM
    despite what people say about this man, he is a good doctor! my child hasnt warmed up to ay doctor but him. big friggin deal so what he took some pills at least he wasnt killing anybody or raping anybody. the enviroment of his practice was very comforting and relaxing. i know alot of people that wanted to take there children to him even after they found out what he had done. he made children feel comfortable and treated them as if they were his own, and thats all that really matters what he did at home is his business not anyone else's.
  • by Phil Location: Sherman on May 31, 2007 at 10:42 AM
    I love it when people call crimes "mistakes". A mistake is 2 2=5. A crime is when you break the law and know that you are. When you treat children when you are impared by drugs this is what is called a FELONY... OOPS I'm treating children while I'm stoned. Just a mistake? C'mon folks learn the proper words for things and just keep on praying for everybody that makes "mistakes".
  • by Anonymous Location: Oklahoma on May 31, 2007 at 09:45 AM
    Would you want him treating your sick baby? I wouldn't.
  • by anonymous Location: oklahoma on May 30, 2007 at 08:34 PM
    let he who is without sin,,cast the first stone.
  • by Anonymous Location: Ardmore on May 30, 2007 at 02:39 PM
    The best thing we can do is not cast judgement on this man, but pray for him. We all (common folks, doctors, lawyers, judges, clerks, parents, friends, etc...) make mistakes...some big, some small; but in the eyes of God, mistakes (sin) are ALL the same. The good news is, forgiveness is just around the corner, for those who ask God for it! Let's pray for Dr. Whatley that God will use this circumstance he's in to show him how loving and forgiving that God is. Everyone messes up from at one time or another. How would you react if your sin appeared on the front page of the paper or headline on the nightly news! Your life might be the only "Bible" some people will ever look at!"
  • by Chris Location: Houston on May 30, 2007 at 02:23 PM
    "He needs to be locked away". This country has enough people in our prison system and you want this guy to be "locked away" for taking some pills. He needs help not incarceration. I guess they will have to parole the rapist to make room for a pill head.
  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2007 at 01:15 PM
    Does anyone really know what doctors do in their private lives? I agree everyone makes mistakes, if you read the article it says he is receiving treatment.
  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2007 at 12:13 PM
    Everyone makes mistakes, give him a break.
  • by Anonymous Location: Oklahoma on May 30, 2007 at 11:42 AM
    He should loose his license to practice medicine. Who would want to take their child to a drug head.
  • by Anonymous Location: Kingston on May 10, 2007 at 07:15 AM
    He needs to be locked away.
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