ORANGE COUNTY —
An Orange County man is facing serious charges alleging that he practiced as a Medicaid provider without having a medical license in the state of Florida.
In an affidavit released by the Orange County Clerk’s Office, Liranzo D. Wellington is accused of committing Medicaid fraud and writing prescriptions on a pad issued to the owner of the practice Wellington worked at.
During the investigation, patients seen and treated by Wellington provided sworn statements that he provided them medical care, and prescriptions they would not have been able to obtain over-the-counter.
One of the women who provided verbal testimony to investigators said she stopped using the Primary Care Family Health Center after being mistreated and misdiagnosed by Wellington. The woman told them she saw Wellington for what believed was pneumonia, but Wellington prescribed her medicine for asthma and sent her home. According to the affidavit, that woman was later hospitalized for pneumonia.
Another woman interviewed during the investigation said she was under the impression for four years the Wellington was Dr. Nau, stating that is who she has “always known as Dr. Nau.”