A California man posing as a doctor allegedly treated thousands of patients, including some who had cancer. Stephan Gevorkian, 44, of Studio City, faces five felony counts of practicing medicine without certification.
The following is an excerpt from NBC News.
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said the following in a statement:
“Practicing medicine without a license is not only a criminal activity in California, it can cause irreparable harm to the health of unsuspecting people, some with serious illnesses, who believe they are under the care of a licensed physician,” Gascón said.
Gevorkian owns and operates Pathways Medical in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, prosecutors said. The business performs blood tests, advises patients about treatments and offers treatments for cancer, viral infections and other conditions, prosecutors said.
On Nov. 17, an undercover investigator received consultation from Gevorkian. During the consultation, Gevorkian failed to recognize abnormal levels of a hormone that could indicate a serious medical condition, prosecutors alleged.
Gevorkian's office could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.
His attorney also could not be reached.
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