A former Colorado neurologist is being sued for malpractice and fraud after allegedly purposely falsely interpreting MRIs and misdiagnosing more than two dozen patients in Colorado and Florida with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to an article published May 7 2018 by Summit Daily in Summit County, Colorado.
Gary Weiss, MD, had practiced medicine in Vail, Colorado, until 2014 when the Colorado Medical Board permanently inactivated his medical license and barred him from reapplying after having multiple malpractice and fraud allegations against him.
Yet shortly after, he had already set up practice in Florida, where he continues to practice. Weiss is no stranger to litigation.
In 2003, State Farm accused Weiss and his business partner of ordering hundreds of worthless diagnostic tests that cost the insurance company millions of dollars.
Weiss was cleared of racketeering and conspiracy charges after a trial in Florida, but the jury deadlocked on one racketeering and one fraud count.
His former office manager was also cleared but ordered to pay $63,000 for fraudulent misrepresentation.
Dr. Gary Weiss is a now a neurologist in Palm Bay, Florida. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
In July 2013, roughly a year after the medical board opened its case against Weiss, he sold his Vail practice to Dr. Mark Pithan. (Pithan also drew scrutiny from the medical board, which suspended his license after a substance abuse investigation. He now practices in Iowa).