Police arrest a woman who's accused of posing as a surgical resident for months at the Georgetown Community Hospital.

Hospital workers say the woman told them she had graduated from the University of Louisville and wanted to help out at the hospital.
Although she was never on staff, workers say she did have interactions with patients.

Tracy Lynn White, 27, of Richmond, is charged with practicing medicine without a license.
Georgetown police detectives said White did not perform any surgeries, but did give medical advice to patients and even sat in on one surgery.

Visitors at the hospital can't understand how someone without medical training could walk the halls of the hospital.
The CEO of Georgetown Community Hospital tells 27 NEWSFIRST that all residents much go through the administration process to work at the hospital.

In White's case, the CEO says she befriended a surgeon while she was a patient at the hospital.
The surgeon took White's claim at face value and did not pass any proper paper work on to hospital officials.

Police say there is a good chance White may have fooled others.
Police are asking anyone who may have received advice from the Richmond woman to give them a call.

Police say White has no formal medical training and only has a high school diploma.


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  • by Linda Location: Nicholasville on Sep 16, 2007 at 09:57 PM
    This "Tracy" spoke at a meeting I sat in and talked about her being a surgeon. I kept thinking she looked too young and she was so giddy(as my Mother would have called it) After the meeting, she talked with a friend a long time outside, and I had the oddest feeling as I left! Not too many "surgeons" just stand around after a meeting and talk and laugh at length. Somehow I just had some weird kinda feeling about her. Then last month we (patients) met for a dinner, guess who was there too! yep! She giggled with a couple at one end of the table most of the eveong and again I thought how very STRANGE that was for a "surgeon" Just did not set well!! NOw we know why I guess, JUST DISCUSTING ACTUALLY
  • by Carol Location: Georgetown on Sep 16, 2007 at 10:17 AM
    I'm glad this fraud was caught before she had a chance to do any harm. The employees and staff at Georgetown Community Hospital are very helpful to their patients and I'm sure this is how she managed to blindside someone.
  • by Dr. Dave, Medican Man Location: Garden Springs on Sep 16, 2007 at 07:50 AM
    I'm not a doctor, but I play one at the Georgetown Hospital.
  • by OH MY Location: KENTUCKY on Sep 15, 2007 at 03:46 AM
    OH MY LORD. THIS GAL WENT AS FAR AS HAVING HER NAME ON HER JACKET THAT MEDS WEAR. THIS IS SO UNREAL. THE LENGHTS THAT SOME PEOPLE WILL GO THROUGH

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