May 18, 2012 1:25 pm From NJLedger… UPDATE 2:15 pm
In doing a bit more research at the New Jersey Board of Medicine… DonCaro’s doctor, Dov Rand, is NOT a psychiatrist… and NOT Board certified… in anything!
In fact, Dov Rand specializes in the ‘easiest’ field in medicine… SPORTS MEDICINE!!
|Sports Medicine (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)|
NOTE: Where did DonCaro dig this “doctor” up???
“WEST ORANGE— A doctor who specializes in bioidentical hormone therapy and who appeared in April on the popular “Real Housewives of New Jersey” television show admitted in federal court today to getting illegal cash kickbacks in exchange for referring some of his patients for tests at a West Orange diagnostic facility.
Dov Rand, a psychiatrist whose practice is based in West Orange himself, wore a tense expression but spoke in a soft, even voice during his plea hearing today in Newark before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi.
Wearing a crisp grey suit, he pleaded guilty to one count of violating the federal health care program anti-kickback statute.
When he is sentenced in September, the maximum penalty he can receive is up to five years in prison, the judge said.
Rand, a Franklin Lakes resident, admitted during the hearing to taking two different kickbacks –- one for $920 and another $470 – in exchange for referring two patients to the Orange Community MRI facility for MRI tests.
“Because I am in fact guilty,” he said in response to the judge’s question as to why he was entering a plea.
Rand was rounded up in December in federal bust aimed at health practitioners taking kickbacks in exchange for referring patients to Orange Community MRI for expensive scans and tests.
Those arrested in the bust included 13 doctors, federal authorities have said.
NOTE: Dr. Rand told DonCaro to “get new friends” when she told him how she was feeling… as first mentioned on SH April 22… HERE.
AND… do not expect Dov Rand to see one day inside a jail cell. MDs usually get very lenient sentences and judges are reluctant to revoke their licenses… especially for a ‘crime’ that does not involved any patient harm. Dov will probably get probation…UNLESS someone/something is looking to make an example of this case and send a message to other medical professionals!
(Thanks to SH reader “HaLaLa”!!!)