Lexington Doctor Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

Dr. Hamid Hussain Shiekh has practiced medicine in Lexington since 1975. He's a licensed OB/GYN who also performs abortions, but the investigations surrounding Dr. Shiekh aren't about whether he's performing these abortions, but about how he charges for them, as well as the conditions in which he does them.

We are now learning more about other allegations against Dr. Shiekh.

27 NEWSFIRST obtained complaints from patients who say the office was unfit, citing unsanitary conditions such as blood on the floor and nurses who didn't wear gloves. Other claims included lack of heat in the office, and painful procedures performed without anesthesia.

The patients filed their grievances with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, who says it's conducting an investigation.

Today, Dr. Sheikh pleaded not guilty in court to fraud charges.

Investigators say Dr. Sheikh performed abortions and then illegally billed the state, calling the procedures ultrasounds.

In an interview with 27 NEWSFIRST, Dr. Sheikh says he did nothing wrong. He also says his Lexington clinic will remain open and he will continue to see patients until ordered otherwise.

If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison.

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  • by SR Location: Lexington on Dec 5, 2007 at 09:26 AM
    If I walked into a doctor office and found that it was not sanitary (blood of the floor, nurses not wearing gloves) that would be as far as I would have went, must less to allow him to practice any medical procedure on me ??
  • by johnny Location: eastern ky on Dec 5, 2007 at 05:12 AM
    cindy is right about onething you have no right to attacking her go after the doctor.she has right to her belife same as you i do not belivein abortions.but i do not belive in attackin others who do
  • by mel Location: lex on Dec 4, 2007 at 11:50 AM
    What happened to "innocent until proven guilty" like you read time after time about mothers charged with killing their own babies or allowing someone else to? If you think they don't steal money from the system (us) through their lengthy public defender trials, appeals, and incarceration, not to mention the welfare programs so many of them are already on...yet time and again, the "innocent till proven guilty" posts pour in on them. Is this different? How?
  • by Peggy Location: KY on Dec 2, 2007 at 03:36 PM
    You're right on Anonymous & Fred!And I agree with these 'observers'.I've read many comments from Cindy from Somerset really being nasty in response to some of the post about this story.It's one thing to make a statement,but it's not cool to attack others on their beliefs.Yeah,we may all fall short of the glory of God,but we all aren't killing babies,nor suppoting it.
  • by Cindy Location: Somerset on Dec 2, 2007 at 01:56 PM
    well observers as far as I can tell all you people keep attacking this man- why cant I defend him. I havent been in Pee Wee so I dont know what your talking about. No need for me too tell you what I have done- I am not the one saying he shouldnt have plead not guilty. Seems to me everyone has been attacking peoples opinions why should I not? Grow up.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Dec 2, 2007 at 08:07 AM
    Please contact me at the E-mail address below
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington on Dec 2, 2007 at 02:06 AM
    I posted a comment on Saturday the 1st of December and wondered if it would be posted. I have more to say about this, but obviously I don't have enough room to tell all. I feel that it is important for others to know about so they can think about it before seeing him because of how he hurts us and at the same time steals our money.
  • by also observing Location: lexington on Dec 2, 2007 at 01:02 AM
    Cindy, Is this your doctor since you got out of Pee Wee? How about a list of all the things you've done wrong? Might be interesting reading.
  • by silent observer Location: KY on Dec 1, 2007 at 04:18 PM
    Cindy,you have ran your mouth supporting this doctor since this story broke.You have a right speak your mind,just STOP ATTACKING OTHERS FOR THEIR OPINIONS!Jeez!
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Nov 30, 2007 at 07:30 PM
    Well, for one, he murders babies....
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