Still Another MD Convicted for Lying to Cancer Patients; Stealing Insurance Money

Dr Farid Fata and 3,000,000 castle in Michigan

Dr Farid Fata & wife Samar. They were planning to buy a $3,000,000 castle in their home country of Lebanon after stealing millions from the Americans.

We thank Mike Adams, The Health Ranger, for this important and timely submission:

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If you were to travel the world trying to search out the most insidious con artists, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone worse than a pharma-centric oncology doctor. These are the highly-paid hucksters that poison people while pretending to sell them “treatment” for a disease they very often don’t even have in the first place.

Case in point: the U.S. Department of Justice’s prosecution of Dr. Fata, who was arrested and charged with twelve counts of Health Care Fraud and another count of Conspiracy to Pay and Receive Kickbacks.

As explained by Doctor Dave Mihalovic of PreventDisease.com, Doctor Farid Fata was “a prominent cancer doctor in Michigan who admitted in court one year ago to intentionally and wrongfully diagnosing healthy people with cancer. Fata also admitted to giving them chemotherapy drugs for the purpose of making a profit.”

Fata, age 49, was charged with running a $35,000,000 Medicare fraud scheme that involved billing the government for medically unnecessary oncology and hematology treatments. The government says Fata ran the scheme from 2009 to the present, through his medical businesses, including Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers, with offices in Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Lapeer, Sterling Heights, Troy and Oak Park.

According to the government, Fata had a patient load of 1,200 people and received $62,000,000 from Medicare. He had billed for more than $150,000,000.

Dr. Fata, like countless other oncologists, used highly unethical scare tactics to trick patients into agreeing to expensive chemotherapy they don’t even need. The point of all this is to bill Medicare for millions in toxic chemotherapy treatments – raking in obscene profits while sending patients home with permanently damaged livers, kidneys and brains – all documented side effects of toxic chemotherapy.

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Here’s more on this medical maniac:

http://www.inquisitr.com/1485160/prominent-michigan-cancer-doctor-pleads-guilty-i-knew-that-it-was-medically-unnecessary/

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Doctors in America: We Used to Have it Made. What the Heck Happened?

No profession generates more crime or more pain

No profession generates more crime or more pain

Ever thumb through the pages of a medical journal in your doctor’s waiting room? If so, you might have noticed a sad trend in the articles by doctors, for doctors.  They appear to be a lot less chipper than they used to be. In fact, much of the content is downright irritable. The common theme seems to be, “We used to have it pretty good. But not anymore.”

 
Physician forums nationwide bemoan that there are now far too many fingers in the medical cookie jar. Some of those fingers are grubby and some are just plain rude and shouldn’t be there at all. Who are these people? What’s going on? This is our turf.

 
Well, now that you’re asking, here’s what we think:

 
An FBI report in 2007 revealed that just about half of all hospitals were being investigated for coding fraud. Since we have almost exactly 5,600 hospitals, we’re sure you can do the math.

 
The U.S. Dept. of Justice ’09 annual report stated law enforcement spends 1/2 trillion taxpayer dollars a year on physician crime and medical fraud. Let’s all take a moment to ogle all those zeros:

$500,000,000,000.

 
In the last five years alone, more than 300 lab coat lunatics have been convicted of performing unnecessary operations, including one raving maniac surgeon in New York, who admitted to 10,000 unneeded eye operations.

 
The National Academy of Sciences reports 7,000 citizens die each year because of childlike doctor handwriting.

Yeah. They really do.

 
The Patient Safety Benchmark Center found surgical errors cost insurance companies 1.5 billion per month.

 
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons shows 3,400 doctors behind bars, including 204 for murder.

Last year alone, 2,490 American MDs were convicted of serious misbehavior.

 
Between 2000-2009, 11,000 doctors were found guilty of crimes.
American ‘disease care’ has achieved the ignoble distinction of now being the leading cause of death of healthy people – meaning 678 innocent folks – give or take – die everyday who shouldn’t.

 
The  watchdog group Public Citizen estimates there are 250,000 doctors listed in the National Practitioner Data Bank considered “Dangerous” or “Questionable.”

But guess what? YOU don’t get to know who they are. So as a paying patient, you just have to show up and . . . you know . . . take your chances.

 
And so, dear and glorious physicians of America, we ask you this:

 

If you were a legislator throat-latch deep in the turmoil of health care reform; if you were the CEO of an insurance company that underwrites doctors (knowing their propensity to ignore their miscreant peers);

If you were merely a logical observer or trier of fact, how much confidence would you have that medicine ought to continue to police itself?

 
I mean . . . considering all those hands in that cookie jar.

Happy New Year, readers. Stay vigilant. Never let a lab coat trump your common sense.

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“Paramedic Heretic” Now Published and Available

We would like to invite our readers to order a copy of our most recent book. It just might save your life, or the life of someone you care about.

HERETIC COVER

“Make no mistake. Much of what goes on within the monastic halls of medicine is brainsick beyond belief. And at some point – should you harbor even an inkling of ethics – you step outside yourself. You try to drive a stake through the heart of the camorra. You tell the truth.

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So please order a copy today. Then let us know what you think. The “Paramedic Heretic” website should be up & running within a week. It is of course available via Amazon Books, as well as Barnes & Noble. Thank you all for being such loyal readers of our site over the past 4 years. Have a terrific – and safe – new year.

Patrick McDonald

Rapist-MD Doesn’t Like Prison; Appeals His Conviction

Dr Charles H Nguyen

Dr Charles H Nguyen

A Philadelphia physician found guilty of sexual assault five years ago in Ohio, is once again appealing the decision that sent him to prison. An attorney for Doctor Charles H. Nguyen, age 36, filed notice of appeal in Athens County Common Pleas Court, which is a legal procedure to ask the court to review the previous decisions.

The prosecutors were able to prove that, during the visit, Nguyen tied the woman’s wrists and ankles with rope, raped her and threatened to kill a member of her family.
Nguyen has filed numerous appeals but none have succeeded.
In the one matter of appeal, the court was asked to review one aspect of the case to decide if two charges in the case should have been merged as a single felony.

“This doctor deserves every day of the 30 years in prison that he was sentenced to by Judge Holzapfel,” said Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, in a news release at the time of the resentencing.

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Historical Hysterics: Here’s a Daffy Doc Whose Idiocy Bears Repeating

(Take a peek at this terrific work by someone we consider a Health Care Hero)

The Shameful Story of a Drug Dealing Doctor, a Dog’s X-ray, and the Medical Board of California

Dr Patricia Salber Hosts the Program "The Doctor Weighs In"

Dr Patricia Salber
Hosts the website “The Doctor Weighs In”

We could not say it much better, so we won’t even try. The take away here is that you – healthcare’s ultimate consumer – can rest assured there are folks out here advising you to pay better attention to your medical providers. You just have to listen. And Patrician Salber, MD is one.

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Doctor David Haynes and Wife Lissa Shot & Killed in Their Home

 

Dr David E Haynes Emergency Medicine San Diego / Yuma

Dr David E Haynes
Emergency Medicine
San Diego / Yuma

One of our finest emergency colleagues; truly a superior human being. Goodbye, Dave. I will miss you.

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“Today we have lost an exceptional physician, colleague and friend – a man who dedicated his life career to caring for patients in our community. Doctor Haynes was an outstanding and dedicated physician, who genuinely cared for people. His compassion and kind nature will be deeply missed.”

(Phillip Richemont MD chairman of Yuma Regional Medical Center Emergency Department)

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SAN DIEGO – A San Diego doctor and his wife were fatally shot in their home by their 22-year-old son, who was arrested after he tried to slip past police tape near the scene, police said Saturday.

David Ellis Haynes, 61, and his wife, Lissa Danielle Haynes, 62, were shot multiple times in their Sunset Cliffs home just after 3 a.m. Friday, but the doctor was able to call 911.

When police arrived, the couple was barely alive, and only one was still conscious. Both were later pronounced dead at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

Peter David Haynes of San Diego, the couple’s son, was arrested about four hours after the shooting when officers spotted him trying to sneak under crime-scene tape, said Lt. Paul Rorrison. He was armed with a handgun, he said.

There are no other suspects, Rorrison said, and the motive is under investigation. According to the suspect’s sister, he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, reports CBS affiliate KFMB.

(Associated Press)

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