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State Medical Board Disciplines Ridgefield Doctor

Connecticut's Medical Examining Board has disciplined an osteopathic doctor from Ridgefield who pleaded guilty last year to health care fraud.
Connecticut's Medical Examining Board has disciplined an osteopathic doctor from Ridgefield who pleaded guilty last year to health care fraud. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

RIDGEFIELD, CONN. -- An osteopathic doctor from Ridgefield, who pleaded guilty last year to committing health care fraud has been disciplined by the state Medical Examining Board, according to a report by The Ridgefield Press.

Dr. David L. Johnston, operator of the Osteopathic Wellness Center, spent several months behind bars and had to pay restitution in connection with a scheme to defraud Medicare and private health insurers, according to The Ridgefield Press article.

In explaining the terms of his guilty plea in a press release last year, Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, said Johnston had faced a potential prison sentence of up to 10 years.

The Ridgefield Press reported that the board fined Johnston $3,000, placed him on probation for three years, and also ordered audits of his practice for two years after he starts billing insurers and Medicare again.

To read The Ridgefield Press article, click here.

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