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Website created to update current, former patients of Chesapeake OB/GYN accused of fraud

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 12:39:15-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The United States Attorney’s Office have created a website to update current and former patients on the case of the Chesapeake OB/GYN doctor who is accused of performing unnecessary surgeries on patients.

The website provides updates on Dr. Javaid Perwaiz, who has been accused of performing unnecessary hysterectomies and the removal of ovaries and Fallopian tubes. He was arrested in November 2019 for health care fraud, but the FBI has been investigating him since September 2018.

On June 19, a federal grand jury returned a 62-count superseding indictment charging Perwaiz, with 26 counts of health care fraud, 33 counts of making false statements relating to healthcare matters, and three counts of aggravated identity theft.

The charged conduct is alleged to have occurred between in and about 2010 and November 2019.

The website currently includes a copy of the indictment summarizing the charges filed against the defendant.

The district court has also authorized the U.S. Attorney’s Office to use this website as part of its obligations to notify potential victims.

In addition, the website includes the following guidance for current or former patients:

  • Patients should contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI to share information
  • Patients seeking a copy of their medical records should email usavae.perwaiz.medical.records@usdoj.gov with their full name and dates of service. The FBI only possesses records that were maintained by Dr. Perwaiz’s practice for patients who received services from 2015 through 2019