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July 24, 2014

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Two Las Vegas doctors facing complaints from state medical board

Complaints have been filed by the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners against two Las Vegas doctors, one of whom is accused of squirting bodily fluid on others during a surgery.

The investigative committee of the board issued a three-count complaint against Dr. Avi Chaim Weiss, saying his behavior “brings the medical profession into disrepute.”

The other complaint names Dr. Carmen Felice Jones, medical director of the Las Vegas Health Center, who allowed a person who was not a doctor to treat and prescribe drugs for hundreds of patients from January 2012 to April 2013.

The complaints, prepared by general counsel Bradley Van Ry on Sept. 26, give the two physicians 20 days to ask for a hearing to challenge the charges.

Weiss, licensed since May 2009, allegedly performed an operation on a 76-year-old male patient at the Specialty Surgery Center in Las Vegas in January 2012 to remove fluids in a membrane that covers the front and sides of the male testes. The complaint says Dr. Weiss intentionally squirted bodily fluid and other types of fluid from the man’s scrotum into the air and onto others on multiple occasions.

The complaint says the conduct of Weiss “constitutes a continual failure to exercise the skill and diligence or use the methods ordinarily exercised under the same circumstances by urologists in good standing.”

Weiss is also accused of failing to note the behavior in the operative report.

The 13-count complaint against Jones said she was paid $1,000 a month to be medical director at the Las Vegas Health Center but rarely showed up at the site.

Zeeshan Hoodbhoy was called the primary physician at the center, but board investigators found he was not licensed by the state. He estimated he treated 250 patients.

“It has also been discovered that Mr. Hoodbhoy’s patients were treated with controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs, including but not limited to testosterone, phentermine, B-12 vitamins and HCG,” the complaint says.

Hoodbhoy allegedly used Jones' federal registration in prescribing the drugs, and Jones was not present during the treatments and drug prescriptions.

Jones told investigators she thought Hoodbhoy was a licensed physician.

Jones was also medical director at Agape Health in Las Vegas, where she also allegedly allowed staff to treat patients, the complaint says.

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