Woman filed complaint against doctor charged with Medicare fraud

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by REBECCA LOPEZ

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Posted on March 1, 2012 at 5:03 AM

DeSOTO — The Texas Medical Board admits it dropped the ball in the case of Dr. Jacques Roy,

In one startling case, Roy is accused of giving a man an injection for erectile dysfunction that made that man impotent.

That was nine years ago; so why has there been no action taken until now?

That's what a Dallas woman wants to know, because she also complained to the medical board.

The panel never fully revoked the license of Dr. Jacques Roy, even though he was the subject of at least four serious allegations.

On Wednesday, News 8 asked the Texas Medical Board why they didn't do more to stop Dr. Roy. They really didn't have any answers for us.

We also spoke exclusively to a woman who says Dr. Roy nearly killed her sister.

Two years ago, Cecelia Dixon complained to the board about Dr. Roy. "I knew something was wrong, something was wrong," she said.

According to Dixon's complaint to the medical board, it started with her sister being treated in her home by a hospice nurse even though she was not dying, but was just recovering from hip surgery.

Hospice care is more extensive than the traditional home health care that she needed.

Then, Dixon alleges that Dr. Roy prescribed medicine for her sister that made her violently ill.

"She was hanging off the bed and couldn't get up, and she asked if I could come and help her back in the bed," Dixon said.

Dixon said she called Dr. Roy at his DeSoto office to complain. "I said, 'From this point on, I do not want you to send anyone else here. She will not be on hospice,'" Dixon recalled.

Cecelia Dixon filed a complaint with the Texas Medical Board. They investigated and told her there was insufficient evidence to prove Dr. Roy did anything wrong.

Over the years, Dr. Roy has had at least three lawsuits filed against him.

One family won a $500,000 judgment against him after he prescribed unneeded pain pills to a woman who later died in a car accident.

"I wanted it to be handled and to be stopped," Dixon said.

Roy is accused of bilking the federal government out of more than $375 million — money that former U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins says will be hard to find.

"In a fraud case, I can tell you Rebecca from experience, you never recover a hundred percent," he said. "It's just, you know, the way these things work."

The Texas Medical Board said it is now looking for Dr. Roy to either surrender his license or they will move to revoke it, which is a very lengthy and difficult process.

E-mail rlopez@wfaa.com

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