So Your Doctor Wants You to Have a Heart Stent? Tell Him to Read This – And Then You’ll Talk

Dr Sandesh Patil - Medical Prostitute

Dr Sandesh Patil – Medical Prostitute

Kentucky Surgeon Goes to Prison for Heart Stent Fraud

In a U.S. District Court in Louisville a cardiologist has been ordered to prison after changing his “Not Guilty” plea to “Guilty” of medical fraud. The doctor admitted that he exaggerated patient conditions in order to make money off of medically unnecessary heart procedures.

Doctor Sandesh R. Patil, a 51-year-old cardiac specialist, confessed to falsifying medical records and lying to patients, regarding the urgency and need for stents, which are tiny metal tubes implanted into blood vessels within the heart in order to prop them open and improve blood flow.

Patil, who worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London Kentucky, caused the hospital to have to repay the U.S. government $257,000 for billing theft over a two-year period that began in 2009.

According to an FBI Crimes press release, Patil is the third cardiologist in the U.S. to be federally prosecuted for fraudulent heart stent placement.

According to our own research, nine other cases are pending.

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Here’s another view of this case, from the  Kentucky State Medical Board:

Felony conviction relating to health care fraud  (7/18/2013)

  • Action Taken: Other actions
  • Summary: Please reference the following Document
  • State: Kentucky
  • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence  (1/17/2013)
  • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
  • Summary: Please reference the following Document
  • State: Kentucky
  • Documentation: Download here (PDF)

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One thought on “So Your Doctor Wants You to Have a Heart Stent? Tell Him to Read This – And Then You’ll Talk

  1. Charles says:

    A quarter million here, a quarter million there–it eventually adds up to a lot of dollars that these doctors are stealing.

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