Former Southern Humboldt Doctor’s Medical License Suspended Following Drug Charges
Wendi Joiner, former Southern Humboldt Physician and Medical Director of Redwoods Rural Health Center, had her license to practice medicine suspended in November. Subsequently, she has been fired from her position at Marin Community Clinics.
Joiner was arrested for a DUI in December of 2014. In her vehicle was found a “large quantity of controlled substances” prescribed by her to another person, three bottles of whiskey (one partially consumed in the front seat) and nine
cases boxes of nitrous oxide cartridges (along with several dispensed containers in the center console.)
The Medical Board of California began an investigation which found that the drugs were prescribed to a fictitious person. Joiner’s license was suspended.
Joiner served in the Southern Humboldt area until 2012. She had been scheduled for maternity leave when she accepted a position in Marin and resigned. She was once featured in an NPR piece on telemedicine.