Category Archives: Medical Board of California

Chiropractor Arrested for Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

Northern California woman used the designation of “D. PSc.” in her advertisements A Northern California chiropractor was arrested January 16, 2017, and charged with practicing medicine without a license. Diem Thi Nguyen, of El Dorado Hills, is licensed by the … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Day Spa Closed Due to Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

The owner/managers of Zena Day Spa and three of their employees are facing felony charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court as the result of an investigation conducted by “Operation Safe Medicine,” a task force within the Department of Consumer … Continue reading

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Physician and Nurses Face Felony Charges

Central Valley medical spa staff accused of unlawful practice of medicine. A Central Valley physician and three registered nurses have all been charged with felonies for the unlawful practice of medicine. Physician Mark Nazarian, of Fresno; and registered nurses Jaclynne … Continue reading

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Ex-Physician Gets Prison Time for Illegal Painkiller Prescribing

San Rafael man pleads guilty to illegally distributing oxycodone for cash. Former physician Michael Roger Chiarottino, of San Rafael, was sentenced by a federal judge to three years in prison for prescribing painkillers in exchange for cash. The July 19, … Continue reading

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Chiropractor Ordered Not to Practice After Felony Arrest

Sacramento area man charged with practicing medicine without a license and grand theft. James Joseph Martin, of West Sacramento, has been ordered not to practice chiropractic after his arrest for eight felony counts of grand theft and one felony count of practicing … Continue reading

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Investigators Seek More Victims After Physician Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

Southern California doctor allegedly failed to address surgical complications which led to patient’s death.   Physician Edwin Hyun-Kyu Choi, of Arcadia, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient.  Investigators are asking any other victims or … Continue reading

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DOI Investigations Round Up – September and October

The goal of protecting consumers is paramount to the staff of the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation (DOI).  DOI works closely with District Attorneys’ Offices and other law enforcement agencies to ensure that goal is met. Below are … Continue reading

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Day Spa Owner Charged with Aiding in the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

The owner of a day spa has been charged with a felony after a customer was burned during treatment. Kim Anna Arvdalen, owner of The Chocolate Day Spa, has been charged with one felony count of conspiring and aiding and … Continue reading

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Search Continues for Victims of Alleged Fake Doctor

Richmond man arrested for practicing medicine without a license after claiming to be an oncologist. A Northern California man will appear in Ventura County Court on October 26, 2015, to face felony charges of the unlawful practice of medicine and … Continue reading

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