Western New Jersey

Medical Care Associates still open after practitioner arrested on charges

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. - Two men were arrested and charged Tuesday with third-degree offenses for practicing medicine without a valid license and operating a practice with suspended practitioners.
 
Paramjit Singh, 59, was practicing medicine without a valid license at Medical Care Associates, Family Practice and Urgent Care in Hackettstown, New Jersey. According to Hackettstown Police Department, Singh was also using the name Dr. Reen.

Singh's medical license was suspended in 2004, according to police reports.

Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke said a patient who was treated by Singh became suspicious about his credentials and called police.

"The more information we got the more it became clear this person was not presently licensed,” Burke said.
 
Medical Care Associates has three offices in New Jersey located in Morris County, Washington Township and Warren County.

The practice manager for Medical Care Associates told 69 News Singh had worked in the office as a part-time Urgent Care doctor and is no longer an employee.

“We want to make sure the patients realize we're still open, still open for businesses,” said Gene Milton.

Parminderjeet Sandhu, 64, is the owner of Medical Care Associates and it is alleged he was aware of Singh's medical license suspension, but still allowed him to practice medicine.

Singh is charged with one count of practicing medicine without a valid license, which is a third degree offense.

Sandhu is charged with one count of aiding or abetting another in practicing medicine without a valid license, a third degree offense.

These offenses carry a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and/or a $75,000 fine.
 
Any patient who was treated by Singh or "Reen" is asked to contact the Warren County Prosecutor's Office tip line at 908-475-6643. As of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, the tip line has received numerous calls, according to a new release from the office of the prosecutor. The office advised individuals that there may be delay in returning calls, but all information is important.


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