Fake doctor caught for second time by Collège des médecins du Québec

Fake doctor caught for second time by Collège des médecins du Québec

Quebec City (Quebec) 16 February 2015 – He was caught and fined $2,400 back in 2006 on three counts of illegal practice by the Collège des médecins du Québec and through a sting operation has been brought before the board a second time in eight years.

Jean Paul Lavoie, who claims to practice “electro-medicine” by using a special machine where he attaches electrodes to the so called patients body and comes up with a diagnosis by the results analysed on said machine.

He was caught this time by a doctor from the Collège des médecins du Québec who posed as a patient suffering from various different invented symptoms.

The doctor paid $20,000.00 to have an analysis done by M. Lavoie, to try and discover what was causing her unknown ailments.

After getting results from his magic machine the fraudster made several recommendations to his disguised patient and for one, suggested she stop getting mammograms every two years as the process could cause cancer.

“Doctor” Lavoie prescribed coffee and Protandim to the patient to resolve her problems.

M. Lavoie does not have a license to practice medicine nor is he a member of the Collège.

He was arrested for malpractice, and appeared before the magistrate this past week.

His Lawyer suggested he be fined a small amount because he had never hurt, or touched, or molested any of his so-called patients.

As it turned out he was fined $7,000 instead of the maximum $20,000 and was told he would be closely watched by the Collège and the law system.

In his final statement, M. Lavoie stated that he had never hurt anyone, compared to regular doctors who let patients die every year, and that the Collège des médecins du Québec had too much control over the judicial system.

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