On Tuesday, the State of Michigan suspended the osteopathic license of Dr. Bradley Bastow of Glenn following an investigation that concluded he engaged in several unsanitary practices and put the public’s health and safety at risk.

The state launched the investigation following the April 20 procedure inside his barn — known as the Body Laser Sculpting Medical Spa — and alleged Bastow committed numerous violations, including:

  • Performing liposuction procedures in unsanitary conditions in an unfinished pole barn.
  • Improperly disposing and storing medical waste.
  • Improperly dispensing and recording the dispensing of controlled substances.
  • Improperly comingling human and animal drugs.
  • Taking a controlled substance from the facility for personal use.

“Our investigation found that Dr. Bastow’s conduct was negligent, incompetent and lacked good moral character,” said LARA Director Shelly Edgerton. “Our top priority is the health and safety of Michiganders, and the dangerous and deplorable conditions of Dr. Bastow’s facility warranted an immediate suspension of his medical license.”

Bastow could not be reached for comment at his medical facility.

According to the complaint filed by the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and Attorney General Bill Schuette, Bastow operated his medical practice inside an unfinished pole barn in Glenn for about two years, from 2015 through April 2017. Before that, he practiced in nearby South Haven.