Friday, February 22, 2013
Dr. Wit A. Jamry, who reportedly worked at both Des Peres and St. Lukes hospitals, pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud this week.
*NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect the fact that the physician was not employed by Des Peres Hospital. A doctor who reportedly reportedly had offices at both Des Peres Hospital and St. Lukes Hospital pleaded guilty to federal health care fraud Wednesday. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dr. Wit A. Jamry, 62, admitted billing Medicare and Medicaid for services he had not performed. According to a Des Peres Hospital spokesperson, the physician was not employed by the hospital. "He is an independent physician who was on staff, but we had nothing to do with his practice," the hospital spokesperson stated to Patch. Quoting from the Post story: "Jamry admitted…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Two women, whose names were allegedly attached to online images of their breast augmentation surgeries, have joined a lawsuit against Kirkwood plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Koo.
Ten St. Louis women are suing Kirkwood plastic surgeon Dr. Michele Koo for negligence after pictures of their before-and-after breast augmentation surgeries were allegedly posted to Koo's website with their names attached, KMOV reports. Two women joined the lawsuit, which was filed last September. As many as 40 St. Louis-area women had photos of their surgeries posted to Koo's website with their names linked to the images, the report says. For more on this story, visit KMOV.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Amin Valliani, MD, MPH, board-certified internal medicine specialist on staff at Des Peres Hospital, reviews the stages and warning signs of heat-related ilnesses.