The doctor traded prescription for Sex about 150 times with 16 different patients.
Joshua D. Baron, 40, pled guilty Friday in federal court to a charge of illegally distributing a prescription drug in exchange for sex in 2009. He was freed on his own recognizance as he awaits sentencing on June 30.
Baron faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1million fine. Due to his plea, however, he will likely get between 9 and 11 years, according to federal sentencing guidelines.
Baron, a former pediatric neurologist who lives in Oak Park about 10 minutes from downtown Chicago, was first licensed by the state in 2006. He treated patients until 2011 at several Chicago hospitals, including the prestigious Rush University Medical Center.
He also gave up his medical license and Drug Enforcement Agency registration in 2011.