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Doctors’ Office Closure Prompts Probe

Patients Left Hanging In Las Vegas
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada State Medical Board is investigating the abrupt closure of a Las Vegas medical office, amid reports that drugs were left in the building and patients were unable to retrieve treatment records

Board executive Doug Cooper tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that the state has filed documents in Washoe County District Court in Reno to prevent KE Medical Group managers from disposing of health records before patients or new physicians can obtain them.

Cooper says the office closed Nov. 8.

He says Las Vegas police had to be called when patients were trying to get records last Thursday and Friday.

Ten doctors are listed on the group’s website.

The Review-Journal says attempts to reach business managing officer Dr. Mark Edelstein weren’t successful. He’s in Beverly Hills, Calif.

 

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