Attorney General Hands Down Indictment Against Eastern Kentucky Doctor

By: Amy Walker
By: Amy Walker

A former eastern Kentucky doctor is facing an indictment from the state.

Officials at the attorney general's office say Doctor Michael Vories isn't practicing in Perry County anymore, but he will return to Kentucky to face almost two dozen counts listed in the indictment.

Dr. Michael Vories practiced at a pain management clinic in Hazard.

The office is now called Kentucky Palliative Care, but state officials say it used to be called Simon and True Medical Consultants and that's where they believe he allegedly committed 22 counts of fraud.

Officials say he has been charged with fraudulently billing the Medicaid system.

They say that hurt the state's Medicaid program.

WYMT tried to contact Dr. Vories, but he did not return our call.

The clinic's attorney declined an interview, but did release a statement, saying:

"Dr. Vories is extremely disappointed by the indictment. But we are confident that there has been no deliberate wrongdoing on the part of Dr. Vories or the clinic."

State officials say patients should not be worried about their medical care or finances.

Each fraud charge is a Class D Felony and carries a possible punishment of up to five years in prison for each count.

Officials at the attorney general's office say Dr. Vories is now living in South Carolina, but they expect him back in Kentucky on Friday to appear at his arraignment in Frankfort.


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