Doctors Practicing Medicine Without Valid License
Press Release(10/17/17): Practicing Medicine Without A Valid License And Aiding Or Abetting Another In Practicing Medicine Without A Valid License.
WOW! Isn't that second "doctor", Parminderjeet Sandhu at the urgent care place. Yikes!!!!
If he was, he's not anymore. I took my daughter to the med express a couple weeks ago but he was not the Dr we saw fortunetely.
Isn't he the slumlord in town?
What was Paramjit Singhs speciality?? Hes not on the Medical Care Associates website??
Just wondering if I ever saw him since I have been to Medical Care before...
I tried Googling him to find a pic, but that seems to be a fairly common Indian name.
Pianoguy - Singh was a psychiatrist. Prescribing strong mind altering medications with no license.
Interestingly Sandhu is also the owner of some of the homes slated to be torn down for the erection of the hideous and unnecessary Quick Check. Checking with the Warren County Clerk's website, he indeed is the owner of many other properties.
Jessica2748 it is not the psychiatrist his first name is Pritpaul .
Sandhu owns many of the decrepit homes on mountain ave. He was always known as a slumlord while he lives in the house on the hill in LV that has the cannon out front.
Sandhu was only charged with a 3rd degree crime of knowing his employee had no license. After a fine and a short suspension, he will be back up and doctoring in no time.... Dr. Singh, the psychiatrist, probably will go to jail.
My question is, how did he have a prescription pad to write scripts if his license was suspended all those years?
Pritpaul Singh the psychiatrist is close to 70 years of age, this doctor Paramjit Singh was 58 according to the one article I read.
If he didn't have a license maybe they didn't have him on the website?
Seems like he was a trained doctor, just without a license. Hopefully, he did no harm. Scary though!
Dr Sandhu, whose office is On Mtn Ave, was also the President of Hack Community Hospital years back.
My MOTHER saw doc Singh....... I wonder how screwed up he made her.......
Joei what kind of doctor was he ? It wasn't the psychiatrist.
More info from HPD FB page
UPDATE:Press Release(10/17/17): Practicing Medicine Without A Valid License And Aiding Or Abetting Another In Practicing Medicine Without A Valid License.
As a result of the press release issued earlier today regarding the above individuals, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Tip Line has received numerous calls. The public should be advised that there may be some delay in returning calls, but all information is important. Therefore, we ask that callers be patient while the investigation continues. The Warren County Prosecutors Office would like to thank all concerned citizens for their prompt response in assisting law enforcement in this process.
The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Tip Line is 908-475-6643 or toll free 866-942-6467.
(The photograph is of Paramjit Singh)
Good! This is what I mean about KARMA! He is such slime. Always has been and always will be.
And he just added on to his "clown" medical care associates. CLOSE ALL HIS OFFICES DOWN!
Dr Singh was the psychiatrist. Practicing without a license.
Dr Sanduh IS the slumlord landlord.
He is not the psychiatrist, he is one of the Internal Medicine doctors. I am positive he called himself Dr Reen (or Reem) to me and was maybe on his lab coat. I did not like him at all.
Dr Pritpaul Singh, the psychiatrist, has a valid medical license up until 2019 according to the NJ Consumer Affairs web site.
Paramjit Singh, was a doctor but had his license suspended, and currently deleted from NJ.
It's the Paramjit Singh that's charged with practicing medicine. He also is the other "S" in S & S Realty that owns all of those houses on Mountain Ave and Water Street.
Here's what started it all... surprise, surprise, Oxycontin.
Did this Dr. Sandu have an office in Panther Valley Mall during the 90's.? If so, he was my Dr. for a short time. I did change Dr.'s eventually. He just didn't seem to really be thorough for a Doctor. Good thing because when I changed, the new Dr. immediately put me on meds for blood pressure issues and colostraol meds.
I thought he was a Holistic practitioner and a professor at Rutgers. You can't miss him. He always wore a turban.
Dr. Sandhu was never the President of Hackettstown Hospital. He may have been president of the medical staff for a year or two.
They both should go to jail!!
Here is the final order of revocation from NJ Medical Board dated 2004
Surprising that he could bill Medicare/Medicaid and private insurers without a National Provider Identifier. He probably used someone else's DEA number for controlled drugs.
Dr Sandhu is a really great doctor. Dr. Singh is not the psychiatrist but an IM in that office.
Calm down people. Dr. Sandhu will be back in no time.
From their own website.
And no, any doctor who aids another unlicensed doctor to fraudulently practice is not a "really great doctor."
@Rebecka - that information appears to be for a different doctor in the practice. The doctor listed in the press release has a different first name.
Rebecka that's a different Dr Singh.......the psychiatrist is a practicing licensed physician and about 70 years old. The Singh arrested had a different first name is about 58 years old and internal medicine doc at the same group practice.
Oh my goodness. And I looked at the name like 12 times. *Sorry* to add to the confusion!
DrBob - I was thinking the same thing. Any prescriptions at all would be an issue, not just DEA which would be even worse under the circumstances of Singh's prior conviction. But insurance would have to be billed via someone else's code. We'll see when all the dust settles and investigators go through the records if there are more charges filed.
A friend use to see the Dr Singh who was the psychiatrist, and she said the pic in the article IS HIM.
ok, read this whole thread twice, who is who here? can't sort out the criminals formt he good guys or the real doctors from the phonies
who was/is president of what?
which medical practice in town is owned by the slum lord? does he still see patients? what type of medicine does he practice ? and if anyone here see/saw hin as a doctor is he any good?
will any of this affect the zoning applications for the new quickcheck?
this whole thing is like a runaway freight train of incompetence.
quoted from the patch:
Paramjit Singh, of Hackettstown, is accused of practicing in Hackettstown, Washington, Warren County and Roxbury without a valid medical license, the prosecutor's office said. His license was suspended in 2004.
Singh has been practicing at Medical Care Associates, Family Practice / Urgent Care. Police say the owner, Parminderjeet Sandhu, of Long Valley, knew Singh did not have a license and allowed him to work as a doctor anyway.
Sandhu is being charged with aiding or abetting another in practicing medicine without a license.
Prosecutors are looking to speak with patients who saw Singh; they ask all patients of Singh's to call the Warren County Prosecutor's Office Tip line at 908-475-6643, or toll free at 866-942-6467.
quoted from lehighvalleylive article linked above:
A New Jersey doctor's medical license was suspended in 2004, but that didn't keep him from practicing, according to prosecutors.
Now the doctor, Paramjit Singh, and the founder of Medical Care Associates -- the Warren and Morris county practices for which he works -- face criminal charges, the Warren County Prosecutor's Office announced Tuesday amid an investigation involving local, state and federal authorities.
Medical Care Associates has offices in Hackettstown and Washington Township in Warren County and Roxbury Township in Morris County. Any patient of Singh's is asked to contact the Warren County prosecutor's tip line at 908-475-6643 or 866-942-6467.
Paramjit Singh. (Courtesy photo)
Paramjit Singh. (Courtesy photo)
Singh, 59, of the 200 block of Franklin Street in Hackettstown, had his New Jersey license suspended in 2004. The year before, his license had been suspended in Ohio and West Virginia after he was convicted in Ohio on a drug possession charge that January, according to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. Singh had also let his New Jersey license lapse in 1995, the board said in its suspension.
Singh is now charged with one count of practicing medicine without a license. It is not clear if he has been practicing since his suspension or if he started more recently, Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke said.
I all ways wounder about this but who had written the laws and testing requirments in the beginning befor license ( a bunch of unlicensed doctors makes you think its just a piece of paper
thanks for the link Ian, not a new thing for this guy:
JEFFERSON COUNTY 2 indicted on drug charges
Saturday, March 1, 2003
The men - one a doctor - are accused of illegally providing a prescription painkiller.
STEUBENVILLE -- Two men, one of them an East Liverpool doctor recently convicted of drug possession, have been indicted on 93 drug-related charges.
A Jefferson County grand jury handed up the indictments Wednesday, Jefferson County Prosecutor Bryan Felmet said.
Indicted on identical charges are Dr. Paramjit Singh, 45, of Amarillo Ave., Negley, and Jassie Singh, a Jefferson County truck stop owner also known as Jessie Singh. He is 37 and lives in Bloomingdale, Ohio.
I am one of Dr. Sandhu's patients for many years. I have had a great rapport and understanding with him at the Hackettstown office. I have been through thick and thin with him. I don't know what goes on in his personal life. Doctor Singh has an office off the waiting room that only he uses, with a small sign outside the door.. He does not use the Medical Care Associates rooms as far as I know. I do not know how the other offices are set up.
Thetruthhurts, that's exactly what I'm afraid of, that Dr Sandhu "will be back in no time".
Dr Sandhu is arrogant, pompous and narcissistic. A 45 minute wait in the waiting room is followed by a 15 minute wait in the exam room. He spends approximately 7 minutes total with the patient, including the exam and a prescription if necessary. If the patient dares to ask any questions, Dr Sandhu shows extreme impatience , he does not answer questions or address concerns unless repeatedly pressed to do so. He is only concerned about the almighty buck, sending you to every specialist within the practice. Shutting his practice down would be the best thing that ever happened to his patients.
Old Gent the office in the waiting room is for the psychiatrist Singh and Not the one arrested internal medicine doctor Singh.
The picture is not Dr. Singh the psychiatrist. He wears a turbin and has a gray beard and mustache. I have been to him. Before you say derogatory things about the doctor make sure you are talking about the right one. You could damage his reputation. He has helped me to be able to function through a lot of difficult times.
Old Gent, I agree with you. I've been Dr Sandhu's patient since 1987. He has helped me with a variety of medical & family problems.
I suspect they used Dr. Sandhu's DEA # for prescriptions and his name/lic# to bill insurances. So there's could be insurance fraud as well, we'll have to wait and see what happens with that. This is just my guess tho.
Friend has gone to him numerous times over the years and said that picture is the psychiatrist. Turban off for mug shot.
A lot not explained in these articles. Explanation is needed.
I've seen the doctor in the picture on three separate occasions and he's never had a turban.
Might all the confusion be that the Dr. Singh without a license was practicing using the licensed Dr. Singh's credentials? The latter might not even have been aware of the situation. If your friend recognized the face in the mug shot, that seems to me what might have been going on.
Botheredbyuu2 - the picture is NOT the psychiatrist. The picture is of Dr. Singh the internal medicine doctor. I’ve been a patient of the psychiatrist for 4 years. It is not him.
Rebecka - They are unsure of who’s credentials the unlicensed Dr. Singh was using however they know Sandhu was allowing him to work there knowing he was unlicensed so I’m assuming his.
Botheredbyuu2 its NOT THE PSYCHIATRIST. Not sure when the last time your friend saw him but I was in his office not 2 weeks ago. The one arrested was practicing internal medicine. There is NO CONFUSION besides this thread. Different first name, different age, different town they live in and The psychiatrist has a valid license.
Here is a link to his license... good until 2019.
This Dr was just a sloppy looking fill in doctor who had seen me one day when Dr. Sandhu was not there. If I remember correctly, the prescription pad that he was using had Dr. Sandhu's name on it, and not his own. This would be the answer as to how he was writing people prescriptions. He wrote me the standard Z-Pak antibiotic and sent me on my way. Easy as 1-2-3.
Not too concerned really, as its not that hard to know the typical symptoms of sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, and the standard viral infection that needs to run its course. That being said I guess any one of us could practice medicine. Just use a fellow doctor's script pad and hand out the antibiotic like they do. Just don't forget to ask for allergies to medications, and let the pharmacist do the rest.
Johnny, this isn't the case of someone impersonating a doctor. This is a doctor who had his license to practice medicine revoked/let his license lapse.
Rebecka... I have read every single post on this thread?? which one do you want me to reread??
His license was revoked based upon the fact that he was using illegal drugs, which I could only imagine resulted in his licenses lapsing only because he was on a bender of sorts and forgot to fill out the necessary paperwork to ensure it stayed current.
Bottom line here is, lets not jump to conclusions before all of the facts are available so that informed, competent opinions can be formed.
I had a sinus infection, received the standard antibiotics, and was well shortly thereafter. I just wish I had one of Dr. Sandhu's script pads so I could have just written the Z-Pak myself. Would have saved me some money and a lengthy wait in the office.
This really is a case of ridiculous, overly dramatic comments that are so serious in nature, when really if a comment is needed, it should really be humorous in nature, IMO. If this is a sensitive subject for people, and so life altering, then perhaps the Hackettstown Life Forum is not the place for such serious posts, and the time used to post said comments should be used exploring the proper outlets to put your life back together after hearing such gruesome and horrific news like this. Maybe it's a simple as finding a hobby, might be a good place to start.
He can practice medicine in NJ for years without a license yet I need have 6 points of ID to renew my driver's license. Go figure
Bad Boys Bad Boys
Whathca Gonna do....
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you....
Practiced also under the name Reen:
Dr. Sandhu was my doctor for 30 years. He kept me well and honored my decisions about what tests and/or procedures I would or would not have. We were partners in my wellness plan. He was friendly and I felt knew me well. I'm truly sorry ........
I have been going to Dr. Sandhu for the past 20 years and never have had a bad experience with him. I found him to be thorough and very professional but most of all compassionate. He has helped me with my aging Mother's health where other Drs. Just dismissed her because she was ready for a nursing home. I am very saddened for the devasting turn of events in his life.
I understand those two are partners in real estate as well as fraud. I believe some of the property slated for the Mt. Ave Quick Chek project is theirs. Hopefully all of their assets are seized (if they are found guilty) and the project gets dumped.
They sold the properties in the QC lots to another person a while ago and he is the one dealing with QC.
I liked Dr. Sandhu also - went to him for years.
"He brought it upon himself." - Let's wait and see if he's guilty as charged.
Jim- Thanks. I didn't realize Paftino's owned all of the proposed QC properties or I simply had forgotten.
I first saw Dr. Sandhu years ago when he was practicing with just Dr. Raza...in a house office, that was where his office is now.
He has changed, in my opinion a LOT since then.
It seemed to me that once his business got bigger.....he was much more the business man and less that caring doc I remembered him being in the early years.
In my opinion this whole mess he's in shows exactly what type of person he has become...this is only my opinion but I do see a huge change in his character from then to now.
I stopped seeing him a bit over a year ago when I had an issue with his son...
I doubled checked the info. Correct Jim, S&S Real Estate Inc their real estate business, sold their property where the proposed QC is to be to Varos LLC (Paftinos). They do however still own an adjoining property at 130 Mt Ave.as well as several on the other side of the street.
littelu remember years ago when he had the house and a family of skunks lived under the house.?
I, also, had an issue with his son. Dr Sandhu Sr was a wonderful doctor years ago.
Now he has changed. Would not use his services now.
OnTheEdge - a doctor's State registration is supposed to be displayed prominently in the waiting area, I believe.
The Dr Singh that was arrested was using the name Dr Reen and is not the dr with the turban.. I had seen Dr Reen aka Dr. Singh a few times but mostly see Dr Sandhu for my diabetes..
I'd like to see if I can get my money back from my visit there several months ago. They prescribed me the wrong thing and I didn't go back.
Dr. Sandhu is still currently practicing. He called my brother the other day to tell him this. He was in his office a few days ago seeing patients
Criminal trials take a long time just to get it on the docket without any postponements they might request. Licenses are going to take a while to get a board meeting and then review all the evidence. Then there are all the potential appeals... It's not going to happen over night.
I went to him years ago. My family too. Worst doctor ever. Rude, ignorant, didn't listen to our concerns. We wised up and never went back. Best of luck to all that still go there. After this, I'd go elsewhere. Obviously he can't be trusted.
I can't wait for that QuickChek gas Station to go up!!!! I love their stores and they are great within the community. Wish there were more customer service oriented businesses/gas stations in the area. GO QUICKCHEK!!
There's another thread for that one, though you sound like a shill for QC Enterprises. The one on 517 within 2 miles is plenty close enough and isn't in the congested edge of the Historic District. Please tell your "bosses" the old Lukoil site is a much more appropriate location. Personally I'm becoming more and more dissatisfied with QC of late. I mean how the heck does a store not have bags (for one thing)?
Anyway, back to the subject at hand.
I haven't been a patient of either doctor, though I know some who are, or have been. In my opinion it's a violation of their oath as a doctor to "first do no harm" if they allow someone whose license has been revoked/expired to do business/practice under the umbrella of your own practice. While they obviously are guilty only if proven so in a court of law, the evidence seems to weigh heavily in favor of the prosecution.
A valid license is required to protect the public from charlatans who either do not know what they're doing or have been shown to be unfit to practice due to physical or mental issues or have betrayed their patients by improper practice of medicine. By firstly, practicing without a valid license and secondly, allowing another to practice under the auspices of a valid practice, BOTH persons would be betraying their patients, and the public trust if they are found guilty.
It would be a different case if there were a program in place whereby someone could practice under another physician's license and direct supervision (apparently in this case with drug testing) in order to be able to re-earn/restore a physician's license, but I know of no program in place such as that.
Let see what the court says & let the chips "fall where they may".
My mom has been going to Dr. Sandhu for many years and really liked him. He remembered everything about her, would ask how her daughters are doing etc. She is very upset and will not be going back. She had an appointment with him the day he was arrested. Waited over an hour. Finally called to a patient room and she waited some more. Then a nurse asked if she would mind seeing another Dr. as Dr. Sandhu was running late. She said ok and saw Dr. Chakilan, a female. She needs to get a letter from that Dr. and called today only to find out that Dr. had left the practice last week. Does anyone know where she went? The office did not know.
Now I have to help her find a new doctor. Will do a forum search for recommendations.
What wound up happening to Dr. Sandhu anyway? Jail or fined? Hopefully not practicing again.
and the other doctor?
The urgent care facility that they had on Rt. 31 in Washington/Hampton has closed up.
Is the one here on Mountain Ave still operational? And if so, who the heck would see this criminal?
From the NJ Consumer Affairs License Verification:
Name: PARMINDERJEET S SANDHU
Profession/License Type: Medical Examiners,Medical Doctor
License No: 25MA04570200
License Status: Voluntary Surrender
There is a document filed with the Board of Medical Examiners ordering that surrender until the criminal charges are settled, and a BME board reviews the case.
So, if you go to the office on Mountain Ave, are any of the other doctors practicing or is it shut down? Just curious as to how this whole thing works now.
Has been my doctor many years and has always been caring
Taking his time and being thorough
Not sure how this will turn out. But i am saddened how others are so fast to judge him even though they never met him
I wonder how many skeltons are in the. Closets of Doctors that those on here
Are seen by?
I hope Dr Sandhu is able ti practice again. He was ione of the few doctors
That still seen patients st Hackettstown Medical Center.
Allowing someone unlicensed to practice is just illegal. This is regardless of how nice or good they are unfortunately . If someone was hurt by his actions would it be different ? He broke trust. This is not a simple oversight but a deliberate defrauding of the trust of patients , inexcusable.
When did he surrender his license? A friend of mine was treated by Dr. Sandhu less then three weeks ago. He even wrote him two prescriptions.
Try to get you medical records from the practice. They hold them hostage until you pay them $60.00. Is that legal?
JD Doctors have been doing that for years. I paid $100 dollars back in 2000. Today its all on a computer
Dr. Sandhu son is also a doctor there, he is actually very good, he has been doing the practice now
Doc Sandhus son is JUST as bad as his dad..........DUI a few years ago and having just dealt with him a couple of times made an error in a MRI script......I know anyone can make a mistake but when you have a doctor make a simple mistake on what area of my back needed the MRI, it made me wonder what other mistakes he's made......NO thank you my whole family has moved on to another practice......
Yes allowing someone to practice
Without a license is not right i agree
However i hope DrSandhu redeems
Hiimself and gets his license back
People make mistakes bad judgment
And pay the price but then go on to
Redeem themselves and i have seen this in different areas of life
Dr Sandhu deserves the same considertion
I am sure that Medicare/Medicaid/ insurance companies would feel differently about paying for services from an unlicensed doctor.That is against the law. there is no grey area here. What about the other doctors in the practice who are licensed and guilty by association? I am sure they all have contracts and can not just pick up and leave. What a shame, this extends much further than sandhu.
Sandhu is the worse doctor ever. I came to that decision YEARS before all this s**t came out. I'm judging by what I experienced.
Dr. Sandu has been my Dr. for over 25 years and although their is a wait sometimes it is because he is one of the only Dr.s in town that still takes walk ins. It was a bad decision no doubt to allow a friend to work there. This Dr. Singh is not the Phychiatrist.
Anyway, in stead of adding to the fake news ,why not wait for the facts.
also, Dr. Sandhu does not own the properties for the New Quick Check design. It is owned by The son who owns most of the property in town built by Van who use to own Leo's lunch on Main st. He owns all those surrounding properties for the Quick check.
Dr. Sandhu found health issues I had when others said there was nothing wrong. He is a great Dr. Maybe too busy but its only because he cares about his patience. I am still waiting to hear the newer news but haven't seen anything yet.
You can't always believe the news written. Its made to sell papers and get people yapping. Saddly our news cannot always be rusted.
Carol - just to be clear, Dr. Sandhu did indeed own some of those properties and within the last few years sold them to the current owner both of which had a hand in allowing them to fall into disrepair.
As an aside, I’m glad he was able to help you but that doesn’t give him “license” to break the law.
Carol, I'm very glad he helped you. Hope you are well. But I experienced the opposite and I've heard more bad experiences, then good ones. God bless you.
I second the endorsement of the elder Dr. Sandhu. Thirty years of good, caring service. His son, Dr V. Sandhu is very good and thorough.
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