RGV doctor scheduled for sentencing in health fraud case

HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A doctor convicted of falsely diagnosing patients with diseases to increase his revenue will soon be sentenced for his crimes.

A U.S. District Court judge scheduled the sentencing for Jorge Zamora-Quezada, 65, for May 18.

In January 2020, Zamora-Quezada, a South Texas rheumatologist, was found guilty of seven counts of health fraud, one count of attempting to commit health fraud, and one count of obstruction of justice.

According to court documents, Zamora-Quezada and his co-conspirators falsely told patients they suffered from life-long diseases that required extensive and expensive treatment. His patients included children, elderly people, and disabled people.

Zamora-Quezada would diagnose patients with rheumatoid arthritis and prescribe them with toxic, medically unnecessary medication treatments. These treatments included chemotherapy injections and intravenous infusions.

Source: RGV doctor scheduled for sentencing in health fraud case / valleycentral.com

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