Sheriff: Man stole doctor’s ID, saw 500 patients
Jeffrey Collins of the AP has decided that you don’t need to fall asleep ever again:
A man stole a physician’s identity and pretended to be a doctor for a year in South Carolina, and now investigators are combing through medical records to see whether he harmed any of the hundreds of patients he treated, authorities said.
[Ernest] Addo did have some medical training, and acted enough like a doctor not to raise any serious suspicion beyond one nurse — interviewed after Addo’s Aug. 24, arrest — who wondered why he consulted ask.com when she questioned his treatment plan, Metts said.
Yes, that’s right. Think about how the next doctor you see could be an impostor without a medical license who has been there for a year without detection. Feel it.