A Texas chiropractor is facing charges after allegedly prescribing fake pregnancy tests, and then lying about it to a patient, The Dallas Morning News reported.
The Texas Medical Board has launched an investigation into a chiropractor who allegedly prescribed bogus pregnancy tests to a woman at a nursing home.
Dr. Christopher R. DeBoer, 56, is accused of billing the nursing home for $1,500 for tests that failed to detect the Zika virus.
A doctor told investigators the tests were not effective, and the nursing homes staff had no idea they were fake, according to court documents.
DeBoer is charged with false advertising, falsifying records, and fraudulently using a health care plan.
The nursing home is also charged with billing DeBoers medical practice for the false tests, according the Morning News.
DeRober’s attorney, Robert E. Lechner, said the allegations against DeBoER are untrue.
He added that his client is not practicing medicine and has been doing his job for more than 30 years.
“This is not about chiropractic, this is about patients and the care they need,” Lechners attorney, David R. Riggs, told the Morning Journal.
“He has worked with thousands of people over many years.
There is no fraud.
It is the most egregious example of what can happen.”
The nursing home has not yet released its medical records.