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AG Nessel Charges Grand Rapids Physician with Practicing on Suspended License
June 29, 2022
LANSING – A Grand Rapids doctor is now facing a felony after continuing to practice despite a summary suspension order against him, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today.
Husam Thamin Abed, M.D., 52, of Sterling Heights, has been charged in Kent County’s 61st District Court with one count of unauthorized practice of a health profession, a four-year felony.
Dr. Abed has practiced the specialty of urogynecology out of his clinic in the City of Grand Rapids. With authorization from the Board of Medicine, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) investigated his practices and filed an administrative complaint against him on May 17, 2022.
The administrative complaint alleged negligence, incompetence, and lack of good moral character. Based upon the allegations in the administrative complaint, and in consultation with the Board of Medicine, LARA executed a summary suspension of Dr. Abed’s license to practice medicine on May 23 and it was served the following day.
Both LARA and the Attorney General conducted additional investigations into allegations that Dr. Abed treated a patient at his clinic on May 28.
“A physician who knowingly violates the inherent trust patients place in their doctors does irreparable damage,” said Nessel. “I encourage anyone with concerns about the conduct and practices of this physician to report their concerns to my department.”
Dr. Abed was arraigned on Tuesday before Kent County District Judge Nicholas Ayoub and given a $1,000 cash bond. The case is scheduled for a probable cause conference on July 12 at 9:30 a.m.
Former patients of Dr. Abed who wish to contact the Attorney General are encouraged to do so by calling the Health Care Fraud Division Hotline at 1-800-24-ABUSE.
Dr. Abed’s summary suspension and the administrative complaint are now available on the Department of Attorney General website.
The Department of Attorney General’s Health Care Fraud Division receives 75% of its funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under a grant award totaling $4,846,440 for federal fiscal year 2022. The remaining 25%, totaling $1,615,478, is funded by the State of Michigan.
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