MONROE, N.C. -- A Union County doctor has been arrested, accused of writing herself prescriptions for drugs she didn't need.

Adanma Mbadinuju was a popular doctor at the Presbyterian Urgent Care Clinic in Monroe. Staffers there said they called her Dr. Ada.

But Wednesday she was arrested and booked in the Union County Jail on charges of prescription drug fraud.

State investigators say that Mbadinuju was taking the diet drug phentermine. It's in the same family as amphetamines and can be addictive.

But attorneys for Mbadinuju say there were no addiction issues.

Attorney Noel Tinn told us, My client wrote herself prescriptions for a diet pill to lose weight. We are aware of no allegations of impairment or problems with patient care.

The doctor has been suspended by Presbyterian pending an internal investigation, which will include a review of patients' records to make sure care was not compromised.

Officials said Mbadinuju was not treating patients on a long-term basis. She was seeing walk-ins that are typical in an urgent care setting.

If you were treated by Mbadinuju and are concerned about the care you received, call the patient information line at 1-877-463-4052.

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