Dr. Elmer Manalo has two offices, one on the east side of Indianapolis in Cumberland and another in Greensburg. I-Team 8 started investigating after receiving complaints about activity outside the doctor's offices. We found people waiting for hours to visit him, with time to read in their cars, to rest in their cars, and even to clean their cars. Police have had to visit too.
"We have been requested to the office over there ten times this year," said Chief Mike Crooke, Cumberland PD
It's a quick response. Police are right across the street.
"And some of the calls we've answered this year are disturbances in the parking lot where people have started to feud," said Chief Crooke.
Our investigation found that some pharmacists have stopped filling prescriptions Dr. Manalo writes for painkillers. Many office transactions are strictly in cash, $200 for a patient's first visit, $100 for additional visits. Patients say they pay up front just to get in line.
While many patients arrive in the morning, the doctor sometimes doesn't arrive until mid-afternoon. One evening in Greensburg I-Team 8 waited until the last patient left at 2:00 in the morning before seeing Dr. Manalo lock the doors.
Dr. Manalo's medical license has actually expired according to Dawson, pending a hearing next month before the Medical Licensing Board. The state cannot release information about the complaint against Dr. Manalo to the public Dawson reports.