Sterling Heights Physical Therapist has License Summarily Suspended

Contact: James McCurtis, Jr. (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

June 3, 2010

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has immediately suspended the physical therapist license of Solomon S. Nathaniel, P.T., based on his conviction in the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan. Nathaniel, 52, failed to notify MDCH of the conviction as required by the public health code.

On Oct. 19, 2009, Nathaniel was convicted of felony Health Care Fraud Conspiracy. As a result, Nathaniel was sentenced to imprisonment for a period of 62 months, followed by three years of supervised release with terms, and ordered to pay $2,875,000.00 in restitution.

On May 21, 2010, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Nathaniel's license pursuant to the Public Health Code which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional upon the conviction of a felony, a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for a maximum term of two years, or a controlled substance-related conviction. Nathaniel's license is due to expire on July 31, 2011.

For more information on disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards within MDCH, please go to http://www.michigan.gov/mdch, and click on Health Systems and Licensing.