A California man accused of posing as a doctor is accused of treating thousands of patients over the years, including for cancer, prosecutors said.
Stephan Gevorkian, 44, of Studio City, faces five felony counts of practicing medicine without certification, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon said Monday in a statement.
“Practicing medicine without a license is not only criminal activity in California, it can cause irreparable harm to the health of unsuspecting people, some with serious illnesses, who believe they are under the care of a licensed physician,” Gascón said.
«Gevorkian is accused of practicing medicine without a license on thousands of people over several years,» the statement said.
Gevorkian owns and operates Pathways Medical in North Hollywood, prosecutors said. The company performs blood tests, advises patients on treatments and offers treatments for conditions including cancer and viral infections, prosecutors said.
On November 17, 2022, an undercover investigator received a query from Gevorkian. During that consultation, Gevorkian allegedly failed to acknowledge abnormal levels of a hormone that could indicate a serious medical condition, prosecutors said.
The state Department of Consumer Affairs, the Investigative Division and the Consumer Protection Division of the district attorney’s office are investigating, prosecutors said.
Gevorkian’s office could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.
Anyone who believes they have been a victim in this case should call the Consumer Protection Hotline at 213-257-2465, prosecutors said.