Retired Cardiologist Convicted, Faces up to 35 Years in Prison for Unnecessary Stents, Fraudulent Billing

A federal jury convicted John R. McLean, MD, a retired cardiologist, of healthcare fraud relating to the placement of unnecessary coronary stents and the billing of hundreds of thousands of dollars for the procedures, according to a Baltimore Sun report.

Dr. McLean, who lost medical privileges at Salisbury, Md.-based Peninsula Regional Medical Center in 2007, faces a maximum of 35 years in prison at his Nov. 10 sentencing, the report said.

He is the second recent U.S. physician to face federal prison time for unnecessary stents after former Louisiana cardiologist Mehmood Patel, MD, was sentenced to 10 years in 2009.

Read the Baltimore Sun report on Dr. John McLean.

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