Oakland County Cancer Doctor Accused of Unnecessary Treatments, Defrauding Medicare of Millions

Zlati Meyer, Detroit Free Press, August 7, 2013

Patients who didn’t have cancer were diagnosed as such. Sick patients were given too-high doses of powerful drugs. Some in remission were sent for unneeded chemotherapy. End-of-life patients were pumped full of drugs that couldn’t help them anymore.

These millions of dollars of medical treatments and tests were billed to Medicare in a pricey health care scheme run by metro Detroit hematologist oncologist Farid Fata, according to a federal criminal complaint filed Tuesday. The complaint says Fata intentionally misdiagnosed patients “as having cancer to justify unnecessary cancer treatment.”

The Oakland Township doctor—who owns and operates Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers with offices in Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Lapeer, Sterling Heights, Troy and Oak Park—is also accused of fabricating diagnoses of related ailments; submitting bogus claims for unneeded services, such as chemo, PET scans and cancer and hematology treatments for patients who didn’t need them, and insisting seriously ill patients undergo chemo before letting them go to the hospital.

In one case, the federal complaint outlines, Fata prescribed 56 doses of rituximab to a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient over two years, when the norm would be a dozen in two years. In another instance cited in the complaint, Fata allegedly forced a sick man who’d fallen down and hit his head when he came to the center to get his chemo before he could be taken to the emergency room—and the man later died as a result of the head injury.

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Investigators said Fata’s chain of cancer centers billed Medicare for approximately $35 million in two years, approximately $25 million of it from Fata.

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  • Puggg

    This was $35 million of Medicare fraud relating to one quack “Doctor” and his relatively small chain of cancer centers in one metro area. Multiply this out, and it wouldn’t be hard to conclude that Medicare is in trouble for all the fraud more than anything else.

    • Let’s say he worked 10 hours a day, 365 days a year. Billing personally for $25MM = a rate of $6,849 per hour. This should automatically trigger some sort of abuse alert.

      • $6,849 an hour

        Not even Bob Bennett can get that.

        • Just re-read and saw that was over two years, so divide by two.

          $3,424.50 …. still great money.

  • ncpride

    This makes me furious. The fraud this pig committed is nothing compared to the suffering those poor people endured. If any of you have a relative that has struggled through chemo and radiation to fight their cancer knows exactly what I’m talking about. Always get a second opinion, and for heavens sake, stay away from affirmative action ‘doctors’…

    • GeneticsareDestiny

      Yes, I find it absolutely disgusting that he would falsely diagnose patients with cancer and unnecessarily subject them to chemo. I hope he gets locked up for a long time for this, or preferably deported (though I know it will never happen).

      • ncpride

        It really is unconscionable. Chemo drugs are no joke, and I actually heard an oncologist refer to them as ‘necessary poison’… this man is beyond evil and cruel.

        • Sick of it

          Chemo is probably the main reason that children with Leukemia die. The “treatments” killed one of my cousins.

          • CoweringCoward

            9/10 Docs surveyed say they would not take chemo, that pretty much tells you all you need to know. My father was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2007, they killed him off by mid 2008. Went to the doc because of pain he had in his shoulder for over a year. The shoulder pain was said to be a metastasized cancer starting from his lungs. He had no breathing difficulties or other complaints, just the sore shoulder. No chemo, I am betting he would still be alive. One of his shots was $5,000.00 a dose. $$$$$ They “treated” him alright, to an early grave.

          • ncpride

            Chemo pills like Xeloda are not much better. $6,000 for a 30 day supply. Call me crazy, but I’m guessing a cure for cancer would not be welcome news, if there isn’t one already.

          • evilsandmich

            As they say, ‘more people live off cancer than die from it’.

          • Sick of it

            My step-father was misdiagnosed with cancer, so one should always seek out a second opinion.

    • negrolocaust

      people on average are dumb and are even more ignorant from the liberal school system blacks have dumbed everyone down.

    • me

      Hell just added a tenth circle for people in the ‘medical profession’ who behave like this.

  • Oil Can Harry

    Affirmative action physicians = witch doctors

    Just ask Michael Jackson and about a million others.

  • They are all doing this. And so are most black doctors. They are mining the system while it can be mined. They all know they are going to jail if they get caught so they have stashed money away just in case, so that when they get out they can still live like a king.

    • CoweringCoward

      A king Shabazzzzz right?

  • Spartacus

    This is why you should always get a second opinion from another doctor . Then again – Oakland is mostly black, so it was probably they who suffered, hence I don’t really care .

    • ncpride

      Actually, the places this monster had offices are majority White areas, so it’s more likely it was our brethren who suffered, unfortunately.

      • Spartacus

        Damn…

    • me

      That’s why you should only go to a USA born and raised European American doctor, instead of some thing that was imported by our US feds to spread ‘diversity’, Obummer Care, and White genocide….
      *If there’s a bone in the doctor’s nose, don’t let him treat your family.
      *If the doctor is having a hard time pronouncing English words, like ‘eye’, or ‘ear’, don’t let him treat your family.
      *If the doctor squeezes your muffin top while licking his lips and salivating, don’t let him treat your family.
      *If the doctor’s framed license is printed on a banana peel, don’t let him treat your family.
      *If the doctor’s receptionist is a chimpanzee, don’t let him treat your family.
      *If the doctor looks like a chimpanzee, don’t let him treat your family.
      (Bonus: If the politician running for office looks like a chimpanzee, don’t vote for him.)

  • Sick of it

    Enough with the horrible words about this poor man – This muslim was only committing the fraud that Americans won’t.

  • IKantunderstand

    I hate diversity. How in the hell did this country become the most powerful ever in the history of the world with little diversity? The real answer would be: Because as White people, we did not need, nor did we feel we needed any more diversity than the Black ex slaves, and the coolies. Despite what is taught in schools nowadays, White people did not need Black people for anything. They were only useful as farm equipment. Period. Every single, solitary European country became what it is today, by the efforts of our White ancestors. Oh, please, there is no comparison with what the Europeans have created in terms of architecture, art, sculpture, music, dance, I can’t take it anymore, yeah, rip on Whites, we are the most horrible people on the planet Earth. And yet, yet, the architecture was developed before any kind of colonization. Oh, and by the way? What is wrong with colonization? If you can get away with it, go for it. Obviously, the power elites see nothing wrong with it either. Which is why they are gung-ho about letting in third world immigrants into White and ONLY White countries.Oh, and by the way, Whites can no longer be held accountable for the failure of their third world colonies. No. Because race is nothing more than a social construct, and we are all created equal. Did any of you young crackers out there hear about the taming of the West? Yup, we tamed it all right. By the way, the Native Americans did nothing for the most part but try and kick our asses. They lost. So did Napoleon. So what? We Crackers got nothin to be sorry for, unless we allow our country to be taken away by the new colonizers. Supported by our government traitors, Dems and Reps alike. We need a White Sitting Bull, a White Crazy Horse. We need to be the victorious Indians at Custer’s Last Stand. That’s right, we Whites have now become the defeated Native Americans. The only difference is that we defeated them after many hard fought wars. Now, we are apparently giving over of our land to outsiders without a shot being fired. The White people who now inhabit Europe, fought long and hard to have that land, we Whites in America, also fought long and hard for this land. Now, for absolutely no reason we Whites are going to hand over our countries, OUR countries, because of what? Because of some sort of guilt, for what? That God Almighty made us smarter than any other race on the Earth? This is God’s will. We have nothing at all to feel guilty about. OMG. We are the nicest , kindest colonizers ever in the history of the world. In fact, many Africans wish Whites were back in control. We Whites taught the coloreds about colonization. Now they are doing it to us, do we need a White Ghandi? Do we need a White Martin Luther King?We need somebody to fight for the rights of Whites. And, by that I mean, fight for our constitutional rights. Some symbols of society meet with an untimely demise. Sometimes symbols should be, you know, gang tagged. You crazy ass crackers!

    • me

      Yup. It’s bad. The feds are going to ‘diversify’ all of our neighborhoods, using HUD to pay for feral Bantus’ housing that HATE White people. The feds are importing violent Muslim extremists by the gross. The feds are leaving our southern borders wide open for the Mestizo squat monsters to invade us. The feds are our worst enemy.The economy is in the toilet. Obummer, the most racist prez in history, is foisting his ‘healthcare’ on us at gunpoint, and unleashing the IRS on noncompliant citizens (Whites). Massive immigration, amnesty, anti-Whites running the government, White tax slavery to support our inferiors, etc. It’s almost a joke how the well-meaning liberals of the Boomer generation thought so naively about race, class, culture, etc. The people in the Nineteenth Century knew better….Time to turn the clock back to race realism, well deserved White racial pride, and Whites becoming a united force against the darkness…

  • White Mom in WDC

    Fraud Fata.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    If your doctor’s name is “Farid Fata” consider getting another doctor or suicide.

  • din_do_nuffins

    How many Diversity fraudsters are let off by Diversity enforcers? They are all in on it together, and Whitey just pays and pays- always will.

  • Whirlwinder

    This is financial jihad. This Islamic doctor is interested in advancing Islam and all non-muslims (his patients and all others) are sub-human to him. Read your Koran and believe what I just said.