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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Lexington gynecologist has been stripped of his license to practice medicine by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Dr. Hamid Sheikh was accused of having a dirty office, not giving women proper pain medication and other violations.
An administrative hearing in the case ended when Sheikh notified the board that he would not continue attending. As a result, the board issued an order late last month revoking his license.
Sheikh says he decided not to attend because he had decided to retire and thought the proceedings were biased against him.
The accusations were made during an investigation of alleged medicaid fraud. Sheikh is accused of billing Medicaid since 2004 for abortions that he falsely reported as ultrasounds. He has denied the charges.
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