Contact Information

  • Company: Prescription Drug Consulting LLC
  • Phone: (312) 859-2430
Email this expert

Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Legal Medicine and Pain Management - Medicine

Specialty Focus: DEA, MAT, DEA Compliance, DEA pharmacy audits, opioid prescribing, controlled substances regulations, medication assisted treatment, addiction, opioid risk management and mitigation, investigations, opioid training, opioids, buprenorphine and Suboxone

Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Southeast Missouri University; Masters in Business Administration, Webster University

Years in Practice: 31

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: One

Additional Information

Dennis Wichern is a retired DEA Agent who now focuses his efforts on opioid risk mitigation and compliance initiatives to protect healthcare organizations and providers nationwide. His experience includes 30 years of public service as a DEA Special Agent retiring in 2018 as the Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Division where he directed all criminal enforcement and diversion control operations in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota with a team of approximately 550 employees. Dennis is a recognized expert on the dangers of heroin and the prescription drug epidemic and routinely speaks to healthcare organizations and providers to identify methods to better safeguard their practices and reduce the professional and operational risks emanating from these threats. Dennis was the first to develop CME and CLE programs addressing MAT and pain prescribing safeguards, federal regulatory and DEA compliance, credentialing and drug destruction. Dennis has been a guest lecturer on medical prescriber safeguards to medical students, residents, prescribers and medical staff specialists at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL; Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative , Chicago, IL; Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL; Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL; Community Hospital, Indianapolis, IN; Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, New Albany, IN; along with many other organizations across the nation. Dennis has also lectured with the American Bar Association Health Law Section; the American Health Lawyers Association; Indiana University McKinney Law School, Southern Illinois Law School, and at the DEA Training Center in Quantico, VA.