Alleged Imposter Dr. Posts Bond, Appears In Court Sept. 25

GEORGETOWN - The woman accused of impersonating a doctor at a hospital in Scott County has bonded out of jail and is scheduled to appear in Scott District Court Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Twenty-seven-year-old Tracy Lynn White paid $5,000 full cash bond and was released from custody late Friday night.

The former hospital secretary is charged with improperly posing as a doctor and giving medical advice to patients at an obesity clinic.

White - who is from Richmond - is charged with practicing medicine without a license. Georgetown police claim she improperly gave medical advice to patients at a local obesity treatment center.

White was a patient at the Georgetown Bariatrics Center. She became friends with patients and doctors at the clinic. She eventually observed two surgeries and offered advice to other patients in a support group.

White claimed she was a medical student at the University of Louisville and in a surgical residency.

Georgetown police Detective Michael Littrell says doctors at the clinic became suspicious of White's behavior and called police.

Littrell says White wore a stethoscope at the center, along with a white lab coat.

He says White apparently learned some medical terminology from her three years' experience as a hospital secretary in Louisville and Lexington.

Police say White answered questions and gave advice on medications, but did not perform procedures or prescribe medicine.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

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