Who We Are
Protecting, Educating & Safeguarding Healthcare Providers & Organizations Worldwide
We are a dedicated group of former federal agents and federal prosecutors who have extensive experience in prescription opioid investigations. We know the intricacies of federal regulations, and the nuances and the evolving practice of pain, ASCs, MAT, OTPs and pharmacies.
Led by managing partner Dennis Wichern, a former DEA Special Agent with over 30 years of public service, PDC specializes in opioid risk mitigation services through compliance audits, training, consulting and crisis management services. From our “first of its kind” 100 + audit checklists to our cutting edge, field-proven training programs, PDC gives providers and healthcare organizations peace of mind solutions.
A world leader in the analysis of opioid risk and site-specific services, PDC continually develops and improves its proprietary processes to give providers and healthcare organizations the confidence and safety to run their organizations daily.
Dennis Wichern, Managing Partner &
Retired DEA Special Agent
Former Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC) Dennis Wichern is a 30 year veteran of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who formerly managed the Chicago Field Division and its 540 employees operating in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota.
SAC Wichern is a recognized expert on the dangers of heroin and the prescription drug epidemic and routinely speaks to healthcare providers to identify methods to better safeguard their practices and reduce the professional and operational risks emanating from these threats. SAC Wichern was the first to develop CME and CLE programs addressing MAT and pain prescribing safeguards, federal regulatory and DEA compliance, and drug destruction.
SAC Wichern has been a guest lecturer on medical prescriber safeguards to students, residents and prescribers at universities and hospitals including:
Community Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Greensburg, IN
Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, New Albany, IN
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL
Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative, Chicago, IL
Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Edwardsville, IL
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN
University of Illinois College of Dentristy, Chicago, IL
SAC Wichern has also lectured with the American Bar Association Health Law Section, the American Health Lawyers Association; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and the DEA Training Academy, Quantico, VA.
Prior to his transfer to Chicago in late 2014, SAC Wichern oversaw state-wide DEA operations in Indiana where he observed first-hand the deadly effects resulting from prescription drug abuse. It was during this period that SAC Wichern initiated partnerships with the medical community to safeguard and enhance their practices and prescribers from the legal risks associated with prescription drugs.