For those of you with an ache in the belly, twinge in the back, spot on the skin, or just an overall sour disposition I have some bad news. Dr. Farid Fata of Rochester Hills, Michigan, will be temporarily out of the office until June of 2060. If you require immediate medical attention, please dial area code (343) 837-7489. That’s DIEVERSITY. Operators are standing by.
Though what accounts for Dr. Fata’s extraordinarily lengthy lunch break? Just the trifle of poisoning dozens of healthy patients with toxic chemotherapy to bilk the government and insurers for millions in fraudulent payments.
A Detroit-area doctor who authorities say gave cancer treatment drugs to patients who did not need them — including some who didn’t actually have cancer — was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison.
Dr. Farid Fata, 50, pleaded guilty in September to giving cancer treatments to misdiagnosed patients, telling some they had a terminal blood cancer called multiple myeloma. He pleaded guilty to 13 counts of Medicare fraud, one count of conspiracy to pay or receive kickbacks and two counts of money laundering.
Federal prosecutors called him the “most egregious fraudster in the history of this country.” To Fata, they said, “patients were not people. They were profit centers.”
Not people, but profit centers? My God, they make this humble hardworking Lebanese immigrant sound like a multinational corporation. But western doctors steal hundreds of millions of dollars while murdering their patients too, you know. The last thing we need is more goatscaping. How bad could it have been?
Robert Sobieray went to Fata and was given chemotherapy treatments for two and a half years. But he never had cancer.
“It just gets to me,” Sobieray said. “What was the motivation? Why, why me? I don’t know what did I ever do to him.”
The chemotherapy treatments were painful, and made him physically sick. They were so strong that his teeth fell out and his jaw started to change shape. Years after finding out he didn’t have cancer, he has lost all but one of his teeth.
“With all the bills piling up, I can’t afford to get new teeth,” Sobieray said. “(I) would like to eat a good meal again someday. Like salad, used to love eating salad. I can’t eat that anymore. A lot of things I love I can’t eat anymore.”
He probably liked to eat salads beneath his KKK robe. So let’s not moisten our cheeks until we learn whether any minorities were impacted.
Patty Hester went to Fata in 2010 after being recommended by another doctor. Her white blood cell counts were low, and Fata was a renowned hematologist and oncologist.
“He was, according to the web page, and according to the fliers, he’s world-renowned,” Hester said. “When you went in his office, he was top doc.”
Hester, who worked in an emergency room at the time, was devastated when Fata told her she had myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
“He said, ‘You need to start on chemo, like, immediately,'” Hester recalled.
She was in disbelief. And after debating with Fata, he instead put her on iron treatments and, eventually, blood plasma treatments. She was still taking those pricey plasma treatments the day co-workers made her come to the TV and see the news: her doctor had been arrested.
Hester did not have cancer.
So her blood cells were suffering a so-called ‘white genocide.’ Do you see any ‘white blood cells’ dying? No. In fact her privileged lymphocytes have been living off the body other cells built for years now.
Some of Fata’s patients did have various forms of cancer.
Chris Sneary came to Fata to be treated for testicular cancer from 2010 to 2013. He had 40 days of chemotherapy, 14 days of hydration therapy and dozens of other treatments and procedures.
“I gave full and total trust to this man to get me and my family through this journey I was about to begin,” Sneary said.
Sneary discovered after Fata’s arrest that he’d been given “gross overtreatment” — more expensive and harsh chemotherapy than was necessary and, worse, he had a testicle removed that was medically unnecessary.
“Dr. Fata took full advantage of my trust in him, my fear of dying and, most of all, my top of the line health insurance,” Sneary said, at times fighting back tears in court.
That’s sufficient sarcasm on my part. When a squatting middle-eastern tick is receiving our tax dollars to gratuitously slice men’s nuts off, it’s past time to get serious.
And one patient who did have cancer spoke out in court posthumously. Donald Crabtree’s wife, Marietta, read a statement he wrote back in December last year, before he passed away.
“None of the tumors were helped — they increased in number, they increased in size,” Crabtree read in court. “I believe Dr. Fata knowingly and purposely treated me for the wrong cancer and gave me the wrong chemotherapy.”
Crabtree said it was his dying wish for Fata to spend the rest of his life in prison.
And if Crabtree had been less observant of our new national religion, he may have made some mention of the need to forestall future Fatas. Speaking of which, the doctor’s three children have been spirited out of the country to Lebanon by wife Samar Fata, who was the CFO of Michigan Hematology Oncology.
Has Mrs. Fata completely forgotten that she and her children are Americans? What possible refuge could be found in some alien land halfway across the globe? It’s almost as if this country is just an international flophouse ATM for foreign opportunists? Let me consider that for a moment. And while doing so I’ll also need to consider an interim physician. According to RateMDs, I probably don’t want Fata even 45 years upon release. Though the website does helpfully offer a suggested alternative. Mine says: You may also like Dr. Mukesh S. Shah.
Finally some medical advice I can rely on!