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Nearby: Pleasant Hills/McMurray Doctor Agrees to Pay Insurers $700K

Dr. Herndon pleaded guilty to health care fraud.

A McMurray doctor has agreed to pay two insurers a total of $700,000 as part of his sentence for health care fraud and improper drug distribution, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported

Oliver Wynn Herndon, 40, of , must pay $490,000 to UPMC for You and $210,000 to Gateway Health Plan, according to a stipulation filed in advance of his sentencing, scheduled for Sept. 24, according to the newspaper.

Before the court in May, Herndon, who has offices in Pleasant Hills Borough and Peters,  to fraudulently prescribing 10,800 tablets of 30-milligram oxycodone and 3,600 tablets of 30-milligram oxymorphone, resulting in a cost to insurance companies of between $400,000 and $1 million.

U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab suggested a plea agreement for Herndon to serve 11 years and three months in prison.

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Rhonda Rainaldi September 10, 2012 at 07:53 PM
I think he should have to pay more. What about all the addicts he created? Who is paying for their rehab? Our tax money? Most pharmacy's caught on to his drug game and turned his scripts away. For my understanding people were taking his scripts to WV. to have the scripts filled. He knew his patience had nothing more wrong with them besides being an addict. It took referral from one patient in order for him to see other patience.
cc September 10, 2012 at 09:55 PM
He didn't create addicts, people went to him hooked on drugs and he made it easy for them to get drugs. Notice UPMC for You and Gateway are both Welfare insurance. He should lose his prescription pad and never be allowed to write anymore and ever be allowed to practice medicine again.
Jon Wain September 11, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Bright side ,,,he's out of business !
dan o'connor October 01, 2012 at 04:41 PM
How do i get my dads medical records from this quack??
Robert Edward Healy, III October 01, 2012 at 05:46 PM
dan, it couldn't hurt to try the Pleasant Hills Police Department: 412-655-5045.
dan o'connor October 01, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Thanks Rob, I have tried my dads health insurer and the FBI and DEA nobody knows anything I will give that department a try
Robert Edward Healy, III October 01, 2012 at 11:55 PM
You can call me Bob. Best of luck to you and your dad.

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