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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 70

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    Dr. Patel's Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiology
    • Interventional Cardiology
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    Procedures Dr. Patel Performs

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    • Congestive Heart Failure
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    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

    4 Sanctions

    • Disciplinary action in another state  (2/11/2010)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Mehmood M. Patel; License # 118944

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

      The physician on 06-04-2009 in the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana was found guilty of fifty-one counts of Health Care Fraud, all felonies. The physician was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment per count to run concurrently, three years supervised release upon release from imprisonment per count to run concurrently, and to pay a fine in the amount of $175,000.00 and restitution in the amount of $387,511.56.

      Action Taken:

      The New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct has accepted the Surrender of the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of New York.

    • State: New York
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (1/20/2010)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Dr. Mehmood M. Patel; License # 25MA02778900

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

      The physician on 04-20-2009 voluntarily surrendered his license to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana to be deemed a revocation. The action was based upon the physician on 12-30-2008 was found guilty of fifty-one counts of healthcare fraud. The physician was sentenced to imprisonment for a period of 120 months per count to run concurrently and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $387,511.56 and a fine in the amount of $175,000.00.

      Action Taken:

      The physician has Surrendered his license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of New Jersey to be deemed a revocation effective 01-15-2010.

    • State: New Jersey
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (11/10/2009)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Mehmood M. Patel; License # A31205

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

      The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners on 09-22-2004 summarily suspended the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana. The action was based upon the physician's performance of interventional therapeutic cardiology procedures.

      The physician on 02-15-2006 was the subject of a ninety-two count indictment charging the physician with multiple counts of healthcare fraud. The physician allegedly between 2001 and 2004 engaged in a scheme to defraud health benefit programs by billing for medically unnecessary procedures, falsification of medical records, failing to adequately treat and inform patients, and performing medically unnecessary procedures. The jury on 12-30-2008 found the physician guilty on fifty-one counts of healthcare fraud.

      Action Taken:

      The Medical Board of California has accepted the Surrender of the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of California.

    • State: California
    • Felony conviction relating to health care fraud  (4/20/2009)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Mehmood M. Patel; License # MD04002R

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician falsified patient symptoms in medical records, falsified findings on medical tests, performed unnecessary coronary procedures, and improperly billed Medicare and private insurance companies for unnecessary procedures.

      The physician on 02-15-2006 was indicted by a grand jury in the Lafayette-Opelousas Division of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana charging the physician with ninety-four counts of healthcare fraud. The jury on 12-30-2008 found the physician guilty on fifty-one counts of healthcare fraud. The presiding judge ordered that the physician immediately surrender his license to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana as one of the conditions of the physician's release pending sentencing.

      Action Taken:

      The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners has accepted the Voluntary Surrender of the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of Louisiana.

    • State: Louisiana

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    M.S. University Of Baroda Medical College
    Graduated in 1970

    Internship Hospital

    Brooklyn Va Hospital SUNY Brook
    Complete in 1973

    Residency Hospital

    Brooklyn Va Hospital SUNY Brook
    Complete in 1975

    Fellowship Hospital

    Jewish Hospital Med Center
    Complete in 1977
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Patel & Staff

    • English
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