A San Leandro doctor has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his decision to write illicit Vicodin prescriptions to undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents posing as patients addicted to the painkiller.Alameda County prosecutors say that Dr. Naim Katiby, 62, a San Ramon resident with ... More >>
The many faces of Dr. Syed The San Francisco doctor best known to his patients as "Dr. Syed" was reportedly sentenced this week to six years behind bars for posing as a dermatologist and treating patients in the basement of his home. For years, Timothy Syed Andersson, 68, practiced dermatology ou ... More >>
A study commissioned by the Medical Board of California has made a bit of a splash, suggesting that the disciplinary process for misbehaving doctors hasn't been handled well by the office of Attorney General (and gubernatorial candidate) Jerry Brown.As California Watch reports, the AG's office is ... More >>
A plastic surgeon has positive online reviews. But not from that patient who died.
A phony dermatologist misdiagnosed patients and stuck them with needles. It took four years for the medical board to figure it out.
He had no license to practice medicine in California or the United States, and no affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco, as he claimed. But 66-year-old Timothy Andersson (who also went by Dr. Tanweer Ahmad Syed) saw scores of patients in ... More >>
Chevron to Turks: Bay is pristine! GOP to pot doctor: Good job! Tenants to landlords: You're illegal! Potheads to supervisors: Like, wow -- a sanctuary!
State laws regulating vocational schools have been gutted. Disadvantaged students are paying the price.
Mormon doctor's conviction for sexual penetration with foreign object upheld; allegation of juror misconduct headed for court
ValueStar wants businesses to pay for the privilege of sporting its seal of approval. Is it a public service, or a shakedown?
Dr. John Parkinson, a civic and religious leader in the perfectly suburban town of Fairfield, told women they needed pelvic exams. Long exams. Several times a week. For years. And they believed him.
Dr. Howard Thornton bragged that his state-of-the-art computer system let him take on 1,000 patients a month, scattered across Northern California. But do his patients get anything like quality medical help?
City officials blame doctors for the misuse of disabled parking placards
The insatiable desire for bigger and better lured thousands of men into the operating room for penile augmentation surgery. Now, one of the nation's top docs is trying to clean up the mess.