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May 16, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A La Jolla eye doctor was temporarily barred from practicing medicine when a judge ruled Friday that the physician posed a serious risk to the community. Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard, accused of performing unnecessary eye surgeries on mostly elderly patients, has likened himself to God and described having "a gift from the Lord" that allowed him to earn millions of dollars, according to a journal entry he wrote. Administrative Law Judge M.
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October 2, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a highly unusual action, a La Jolla eye doctor and a group of his patients have sued the state attorney general's office, as well as witnesses, hoping to reinstate the physician's suspended medical license. The case against Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard--accused of performing unnecessary eye surgeries and bilking Medicare--is based on his disgruntled employees, unhappy competitors and a biased investigation by the state, his attorneys say.
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May 15, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A La Jolla doctor accused of performing unnecessary eye surgeries on mostly elderly patients likened himself to God and described having a "gift from the Lord" that allowed him to earn millions of dollars, according to documents released Thursday. "It's great to be alive and have what I have," Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard, 41, wrote in an entry of a journal obtained by the state attorney general's office.
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May 16, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A La Jolla eye doctor was temporarily barred from practicing medicine when a judge ruled Friday that the physician posed a serious risk to the community. Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard, accused of performing unnecessary eye surgeries on mostly elderly patients, has likened himself to God and described having "a gift from the Lord" that allowed him to earn millions of dollars, according to a journal entry he wrote. Administrative Law Judge M.
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April 28, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A La Jolla doctor is under federal and state investigation for performing unnecessary eye surgeries, mostly on elderly patients, and possibly bilking Medicare of millions of dollars, officials said Monday. Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard allegedly performed operations--including cataract and eye tuck surgeries--on elderly patients who did not need them, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
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October 2, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a highly unusual action, a La Jolla eye doctor and a group of his patients have sued the state attorney general's office, as well as witnesses, hoping to reinstate the physician's suspended medical license. The case against Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard--accused of performing unnecessary eye surgeries and bilking Medicare--is based on his disgruntled employees, unhappy competitors and a biased investigation by the state, his attorneys say.
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April 28, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A La Jolla doctor is under federal and state investigation for performing allegedly unnecessary eye surgery on mostly elderly patients and, in the process, bilking Medicare of millions of dollars, officials said Monday. Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard allegedly performed operations, including cataract and eye tuck surgeries, on elderly patients who didn't need them, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
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May 16, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A La Jolla eye doctor was temporarily barred from practicing medicine when a judge ruled Friday that he posed a serious risk of injury to the community. Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard, accused of performing unnecessary eye surgeries on mostly elderly patients, has likened himself to God and described having "a gift from the Lord" that allows him to earn millions of dollars, according to a journal entry he wrote. Administrative Law Judge M.
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May 15, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A La Jolla doctor accused of performing unnecessary eye surgeries on mostly elderly patients likened himself to God and described having a "gift from the Lord" that allowed him to earn millions of dollars, according to documents released Thursday. "It's great to be alive and have what I have," Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard wrote in an entry of a journal, obtained by the state attorney general's office.
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June 27, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investigators have discovered additional cases of unnecessary surgeries performed on mostly elderly patients and altered medical records in the practice of a La Jolla eye doctor accused of misconduct and bilking Medicare, the attorney general's office said Friday. Dr.
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May 15, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
A La Jolla doctor accused of performing unnecessary eye surgeries on mostly elderly patients likened himself to God and described having a "gift from the Lord" that allowed him to earn millions of dollars, according to documents released Thursday. "It's great to be alive and have what I have," Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard, 41, wrote in an entry of a journal obtained by the state attorney general's office.
NEWS
April 28, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A La Jolla doctor is under federal and state investigation for performing unnecessary eye surgeries, mostly on elderly patients, and possibly bilking Medicare of millions of dollars, officials said Monday. Dr. Jeffrey Rutgard allegedly performed operations--including cataract and eye tuck surgeries--on elderly patients who did not need them, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
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