Weekend Weird Duck – This One from Egypt

Dr Akram Ismail

Dr Akram Ismail

In the freaky-physician state of Florida yet another MD has been busted – this one for sneaking upskirt photos of unsuspecting lady shoppers.

Yeah, you heard us right.

Doctor Akram Ismail, who worked as a gastroenterologist at four different central Florida locations, apparently found routine trips to the grocery store were boring. So last Thursday at the Publix supermarket in Groveland he came up with a really cool way to spice things up. Why, he could just bend down and position his cellphone camera under a woman’s skirt. Maybe – just maybe – he’d get a great shot of a cute lady’s secret parts. Who’s gonna know?

Unfortunately in all the fun, this lab coat loon forgot all about a well-known component of criminal prosecution. Nearly everybody has heard of it. it’s called W-I-T-N-E-S-S-E-S.

So when a customer-witness dutifully reported what she saw to the grocery store manager, he called 911. The manager reported to police that he too saw Ismail place the phone near the floor beneath a woman’s clothing. Actually, several customers spotted him turn on the camera app on his phone, bend down and move the camera under a woman’s skirt.

Ask your doctor if he is into amateur photography

Ask your doctor if he is into amateur photography

“He holds his phone in his hand, and he’s got things on top of it, and then he acts like he’s going to pick something up from a lower shelf,” the manager told the dispatcher. “He was using his camera without them even knowing it, and then he’d walk on down the aisle.”

When police arrived at the store they confronted the 57-year-old doctor. When he said he “didn’t do anything wrong” they reminded him the store had an excellent security camera system. That was when “he started breathing heavily and sweating.” And when they examined his phone they were able to scroll through photos that proved the medical maniac’s behavior was a tad twisted. More than one video revealed that Ismail was routinely placing his phone under the skirts of female shoppers. Police say that because of the numerous videos, they suspect there are many unknowing victims in the area. Police spokeswoman Sergeant Stephanie Crews told reporters, “We did notify surrounding agencies across Central Florida. We’re looking for similar incidents caught on store surveillance.”

While being questioned, Ismail voluntarily blurted out that, “Okay, I have a problem….” He stated that he had a “compulsive disorder.”

Ismail was on staff at Advanced Gastroenterology & Surgery Associates. He had privileges at both Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital.

The wayward doctor was released from Lakeland County jail after posting $5000 bail.

(We sincerely thank contributor S.A. Native for bringing this case to our attention)

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Our Observations:

Still another Third World Assassin:

In 2005 this idiot was arrested resisting an air marshal while onboard a Delta Air Lines jet. The police report describes Ismail’s heavy drinking and acting up caused the pilot to return the aircraft to the gate at New York’s JFK Airport.

In 2012, he was sentenced six months in federal prison for probation violation.

Ismail’s camera shenanigans come six years after was arrested in a case where there was strong evidence he was trying to hire a professional killer to maim or sexually embarrass a professional rival. He evaded prison by pleading guilty to a lesser charge that required community service and probation.

Akram Ismail is a poster child example of a Third World Assassin personified.  He is from Cairo, Egypt, where he began a rotating internship at Ain Shams University Hospitals in 1982. He is an immigrant physician who came to this country and has been a one-man crime wave for years. Yet he will not be deported, and in fact is still a licensed physician.

UN-believable.

If you happen to stumble upon his self-serving bio on Linked In, you’d see quite the wholesome fellow: no mention of his sneaky camera antics whatsoever. We find that rather curious.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/akramismail

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The Case of the Double-dipping Dimwit . . .

DR NERDLOVE

Here’s a case that was taking place in Oregon exactly 10 years ago . . . .

In the city of Gresham a physician who had sex with a patient on multiple visits and then dutifully charged the state $5000 for his special “treatments,” has been jailed for 30 days and embarrassed by the local TV news.

Doctor Randall J. Smith, age 50 at the time of his arrest, had medically counseled an unnamed adult patient that massaging her vaginal “trigger points” would ease her lower back pain, and who was she to debate treatment modalities with a doctor, for heaven’s sake?  This would involve sexual intercourse, he explained patiently. But thank goodness we have physicians in this world willing to take on serious sacrifices for their citizens in need.

All in the wacky world of medicine

All in the wacky world of medicine

Smith, who holds a doctorate in osteopathy, would then direct his office staff to methodically bill the Oregon Health Plan for these 45-minute, wonders-of-nature encounters, all of which were performed at the Adventist Health Medical Clinic.

I know you can't resist

I know you can’t resist

And if they had just left him alone all would have been peachy. It was, after all, a win-win formula. The doc got happy and the doc got paid and the patient thought it was cool enough to tell other people all about her special treatments. What could possibly go wrong?

Alas, upon learning of these therapeutic passion-sessions, the state insurance provider, Oregon Health Plan,  became considerably less affectionate than was Doctor Randall Smith himself.  In fact they raised hell.

Anyway, after his 30-day jail time for insurance theft, Smith was sentenced to perform 200 hours of community service. (no word if he had any say in what kind of service) He was ordered to pay the whopping sum of $1,105 in fines. He was put on probation for 18 months and had his medical license revoked by the state.

Although he pleaded guilty to submitting false health care claims, which happens to be a felony, Smith maintained that sex with the 47-year-old woman was consensual.

We suspect it probably was consensual, because when typical, medicine-worshipping patients find themselves in a closed room with a doctor, they tend to go along with just about anything – up to and including the preposterous. There does in fact exist – after all – an unwritten, immutable law of the cosmos:

When in the presence of a lab coat – for God sakes, stop thinking.

So now you know, and here’s a look at what happened when this particular stethoscope stud crossed state lines to start over, which is what the typical doctor in deep doo-doo does:

http://med.ohio.gov/formala/34004172.pdf

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Immigrant MD Gets Six More Years for Stealing Millions

“This doctor intentionally defrauded the federal health care system for his own personal enrichment.” (U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden)

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In the state of Nevada a physician already in prison for other major crimes was found guilty this week of yet another case of massive medical insurance fraud.

Dr Dipak Desai and wife

Dr Dipak Desai and wife headed for court

Doctor Dipak Desai, who owned and operated the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada until it was closed down, confessed to Conspiracy to Defraud Medicare, Medicaid and numerous other private insurance companies. He admitted that he accomplished the theft of more than $2,000,000 by overcharging for anesthesia services, according to U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden.

Desai, age 65, who lived in luxury in Las Vegas for decades, changed his “Not Guilty” plea to “Guilty” as he stood before U.S. District Judge Larry R. Hicks. He was subsequently sentenced to an additional 6 years in federal prison and ordered to repay over $2,200,000.

The notorious doctor is already serving 18 years-to-life for his role in the deadly hepatitis outbreak in Nevada in 2007. He pleaded guilty last week to additional charges stemming from the center’s practice of significantly overcharging both private and public insurers.

Desai, whose anesthesia service was the epicenter of an outbreak that infected more than 100 patients in Southern Nevada, confessed that his staff routinely exaggerated the time they spent with patients and told office staff to falsify medical records.

In 2013, Dr. Desai, now 65, was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of a hepatitis C-infected patient, as well as 26 other felonies, including patient neglect and reckless disregard of patients resulting in substantial bodily harm. Prosecutors were able to show that Desai’s medical operation was driven to maximize profits by any means, including reusing injection needles, which is what caused the hepatitis outbreak.

An FBI press release reports that Desai and his chief operating officer, Tonya Rushing, “imposed intense pressure on their staff to schedule and treat as many patients as possible each day. They ordered the nurse anesthetists to overstate on medical records the amount of time they spent on the medical procedures.”

Tonya Rushing was sentenced to a year in jail for her role in the scam.

Here is another recent case:

Indian-American Doctor Ankur Roy, age 38 of Miami Beach, was operating Selectcare Health, Inc. an outpatient physical and respiratory therapy service. Roy, along with his co-defendants Dipen Desai and Akash Patel, were convicted in a $2,500,000 health fraud scheme.

Here’s more:

https://www.fbi.gov/chicago/press-releases/2013/federal-medicare-fraud-strike-force-charges-chicago-area-defendants-with-defrauding-medicare-and-other-health-insurers

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Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals? The Jaw-dropping Truth Ain’t Pretty

Curious, wouldn’t you say? Every time experts take a closer look at healthcare’s contributions to societal deaths, the facts prove our “treatments” kill at least as many as they save.

It was 16 years ago when the Institute of Medicine revealed an appalling study they chose to call To Err Is Human. It was indeed a bellwether harbinger for those wise enough to pay attention, because it shattered the silence of the medical community. It revealed the stunning reality that an aspect of American society we so euphemistically call “healthcare” was killing 98,000 people a year. The knee-jerk reaction was predictable: thousands of physicians denied such a possibility. But within a few years and certainly by 2005, no one of any consequence was disputing the ugliness anymore: simply put, “medicine treatments and protocols” were killing at least 250 Americans every single day of the year.

Five years after that, Health and Human Services admitted the numbers were far, far worse than the 98,000. Their studies showed that errant care in hospitals alone was killing 180,000 patients in any given year.

Fast forward to 2015 and guess what? The Journal of Patient Safety tells us in its current issue things are a whole ton worse than that. The more accurate number of dead people each year – at least when it comes to those treated poorly in hospitals – lies somewhere between 210,000 and 440,000 patients. We get no joy whatsoever in doing the math for you: those big gleaming church-like hospitals standing proudly on lawns nationwide are killing between 600-1,200 of our friends, enemies and family members – per day.

Here’s a sobering thought: the Viet Nam war took 58,000 American soldiers’ lives. “Healthcare” ends that many lives every 60 days.

We’re guessing you’ve heard of the Center for Disease Control – the CDC. You know, the people who tell you to fret over a “measles epidemic?” Well, each year the CDC puts out their Top 10 Causes of Death List. Now, there are quite a number of ways to split the informational pie, so to keep it simple, here are their data for the age grouping 45-64:

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Cancer
  3. Unintentional Injury
  4. Respiratory Diseases
  5. Diabetes
  6. Liver Disease
  7. Brain Incidents (strokes)
  8. Suicide
  9. Septicemia (blood poisoning)
  10. Nephritis (kidney inflammation)

So where exactly on this list is a category called “errant health care?” We don’t see one, and neither do you. The fact is the CDC (take a peek at their website. Their motto is, CDC 24/7. Saving Lives, Protecting People”) is a massive institution top-heavy with doctor-led committees. By all evidence we can see, the last thing they want to inform the public is that – for most of us – the most dangerous place you might ever find yourself, is inside a hospital. So they distract the public by dangling the “flu ghost” each winter, and hope we the people remain too intellectually lazy to see where the REAL spooks are.

But if the category “iatrogenesis” were properly added to the CDC’s Top 10 List, “healthcare” would be #3 – the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Yes indeed, medical errors are at least the third-leading cause of death in America, right after heart disease and cancer.

The newest studies were developed by John T. James of Patient Safety America. Mr. James happens to be a toxicologist. In four different studies, which examined records of more than 4,000 patients hospitalized from 2002-2008, researchers found serious adverse events in 20% of cases reviewed and death rates of 1.5% of cases.

By combining the findings and extrapolating across 34,000,000 hospitalizations in 2007, James concluded that preventable errors contribute to the deaths of 210,000 hospital patients annually.

And this number is admittedly low, because the actual number doubles. The trigger tool doesn’t catch errors in which treatment should have been provided but wasn’t, because it’s known that medical records are missing some evidence of harm, and because diagnostic errors aren’t captured.

So what is the absolutely correct number of unnecessary patient deaths? Nobody knows because healthcare leaders do all in their power to hide their errors deep within the amphigory of statistical data. (notice on the CDC Top 10 List, the little item called ‘septicemia’, for example. How do you think people get blood poisoning? How do you suppose folks get ‘nephritis’?) So the citizenry is left with educated guesses, which are far, far lower than reality, in part because thousands of doctors simply don’t report treatment mistakes.

“We need to get a sense of the magnitude of this,” John T. James says.

You’ve got that right, John.

“Don’t be surprised if what you learn from Patrick, saves your life someday.”
(Carl Sisskind, former News Director, KFMB- TV San Diego)

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Immigrant Physician Fata: “The Most Egregious Fraudster in U.S. History”

“Patients were not people. They were profit centers.” (Federal Prosecution)

Maybe a special place in Hell for those who torture patients?

Maybe a special place in Hell for those who torture patients?

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“I have violated the Hippocratic oath and violated the trust of my patients,” the disgraced physician said.”I do not know how to express the sorrow and the shame.” (Immigrant physician Farid Fata told the court)

Dr Farid Fata & Wife - Scamming the 'Stupid' Americans

Farid Fata & Wife Samar: Scamming the U.S.; Torturing the sick; Planning to buy a castle in their homeland. They had $14,000,000 hidden in 33 different bank accounts. What a country.

Sadly, to the literally hundreds of this madman’s victims – dozens of whom watched the proceedings in a U.S. District Court – Fata’s apology means nothing. Those hundreds of medically injured patients – that is, those still alive – must now live with their own personal outcomes of unnecessary treatments. Many of Fata’s victims were, as Geraldine Parkin, the wife of one patient stated in court, “tortured until their last breath.”

Consider just two of more than 500 victims of this lunatic:

Patty Hester – She first met with Fata five years ago at the suggestion of another physician. A blood test revealed that her white blood cell count was lower than normal, which could indicate cancer. Fata was well-known as a cancer specialist.

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“I think he’s guilty of the most cruel thing that a human being can do to another human being.” (Doctor Soe Maunglay , who once worked with Fata)

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Hester, already on staff at a local hospital, had no reason to suspect anything other than what she had been told – namely, that Fata was “tops in his field.” And she was understandably traumatized when Fata informed her she had myelodysplastic syndrome – a deadly bone marrow condition.

FATA VICTIM 1

Dozens of victims and family members attended the trial

“He told me, ‘You need to start on chemo, like, immediately,'” Hester testified.

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“Farid Fata: I hate you. You are repulsive. You have the nerve to call yourself a doctor? You disgust me. You are a monster. You are evil. You poisoned, tortured and murdered my dad.” (Laura Stedtfeld, whose father, Piero Zanotti, died in 2014)

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Just some of the Fatas’ wealth, discovered by federal investigators:

GenOne

Capital Partners

Madison Bus. Park

Inland REIT

ICG Media

ICON Capital

Wells REIT

CIG CAM

Atel

CIG Plena

Fatogemar TXAC

TOTAL

$2,468,433

$1,177,788

$ 515,000

$ 390,570

$ 300,000

$ 267,351

$ 188,128

$ 100,976

$ 100,000

$ 6,298

$ 523

$5,515,067

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Because of her work in the ER, Hester was well aware of the devastating effects of chemotherapy, so she refused. Against Fata’s strong advice, she chose instead a protocol of iron supplements and then plasma treatments. She was still taking the extremely expensive plasma treatments the day her co-workers at the hospital called her over to watch breaking news on the waiting room TV: her cancer doctor had just been arrested.

FATA VICTIM 2

Former patients and their families smiled through grateful tears that this doctor’s mayhem has been stopped

Not long after, another doctor assured her she had no cancer at all.

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Chris Sneary – Faced Fata last Tuesday when he was allowed to give a victim impact statement in court. Sneary first met Fata in 2010, when he needed treatment for testicular cancer. For a three-year period that ended in 2013, Mr. Sneary underwent 40 days of chemotherapy and many dozens of other procedures.

“I gave total trust to this man to get me and my family through this journey,” Sneary told the court.

But then, like so many others, after Fata’s arrest was announced on television news, he learned that he had been – in the words of other physicians – “grossly over-treated,” with more severe chemotherapy than was necessary; far more expensive than it could have been and worse, he underwent a totally unnecessary surgery to remove his testicle.

“This man took full advantage of my trust, my fear of dying and my top-of-the-line health insurance,” Sneary said, as he cried.

According to the prosecution, Fata had nearly 1,200 patients and took in over $60,000,000 from Medicare. He billed insurance providers at least $150,000,000.

“(The fraud) hasn’t happened on a scale like this before anywhere,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Cohen. She called Fata’s actions “heinous and sadistically cruel.”

In the meantime, Fata’s wife Samar, whose job title was chief financial officer of the scam medical clinics, has fled to Lebanon with their three children.

As he sentenced Fata to spend the next four decades in federal prison, U.S. District Judge Paul Borman said this:

“You shut down whatever compassion you had as a doctor and switched it to making money.”

Here’s another view:

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Our Observations:

The only aspect of U.S. immigration management more appallingly stupid that it already is, is the fact that we actually encourage foreign-born physicians to emigrate here, and then leave them totally unsupervised as they go about their business, regardless of their cultural affiliations.

Fata has lived in Michigan for 10 years and became a naturalized citizen in 2009. He graduated from Lebanese University in 1992 and – as so many other emigrant physicians – quickly learned how ridiculously easy it is to rob the American healthcare system blind. Had he and his wife not gotten so brazenly greedy, they likely would never had been caught at all. Fortunately, their own medical staff were unable to stomach the garbage behavior of what the Fata’s passed off as “medical care.” His own staff turned him in.

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