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Mar 21, 2016 2:05am EDT
, he was doing god's work. >> george was dr. fata's office manager. he worked under his wife, samar, who ran the business side of the practice. >> 50 foot ceiling, artwork, grand piano. i thought to myself, oncology >> so your initial impression is this is an incredibly successful guy >> incredibly. i really wondered how he did it. >> dr. fata lived here in a ritzy suburb of detroit. one reason he was so successful was that his practice was so busy. at its peak, he was treating 1,700 patients in six clinics in the detroit area. >> it was huge, especially for basically a single physician, the amount of people walking in and out the door was incredible. >> nurse mary saturley worked for him and said he gave higher doses of drugs more frequently. he called it a european protocol. >> it felt like it was way more than patients i had previously treated were getting. >> i would think there's a point what i'm used to, but maybe it's not wrong. >> right. and so, you know, having the knowledge of a registered nurse, it's one-tenth of their knowlee being a physician. >> monica was taken aback
Aug 28, 2016 10:00pm PDT
practitioners made over the time i had been there. >> george has no medical training but he was aware that dr. fata's unusually aggressive treatment was sometimes a point of conflict in the office. >> nurses that came to me and said i didn't necessarily believe we should have given this injection. doctors saying i don't feel comfortable with the treatment plan dr. fata has. >> suddenly all these conversations. >> these conversations come to mind. i started to think maybe, maybe dr. maunglay has something. >> as monica absorbed the news she was not going to die from cancer, she, too, was looking back at her time with dr. fata and realized she had doubts all along. >> the news confirmed all the suspicions, all of the red flags going off in your head. >> absolutely. >> about him. >> as soon as i heard it, i was convinced that, you know, he was a bad doctor. this was just wrong. something is going on bigger than her case. >> what was going on inside those cancer clinics? if monica wasn't the only one, how many more of dr. fata's patients were being mistreated? >>> coming up. >> it was crazy. i th
Aug 28, 2016 10:00pm PDT
can be dangerous. george went to a trusted and experienced nurse and asked her what she knew about how fata was administering ivig. >> and she kind of went blank. then then started to cry. >> it was crazy. it was like all these people were getting this medicine and never qualified for it. >> as it turns out, mary had recently discovered almost none of the patients she was treating with ivig needed it. >> only two people really had needed this out of just one week, had needed this drug. >> out of 40. >> out of 40. >> she persuaded dr. fata to stop prescribing that drug. >> george recalls you saying are we in trouble? what were your kurns? >> are people going to think we had anything to do with what he was doing behind closed doors. are people going to understand that we tried to do the best we could for them, give them the best possible care. >> because you were the one physically administering this. >> yes. >> you were worried there might be blow back because you were part of it. >> uh-huh. >> and monica, who was still no idea what her case had set in motion. >> were you aware what
Jan 17, 2016 8:00pm EST
. the doctor told george dr. fata was giving chemotherapy to a ave cancer. >> i didn't believe him, because quite frankly, i knew of all of were involved inpatients. >> surely, somebody would have said something. >> somebody should have said something. is doctor with a wild story. >> wild story. this is left field stuff. >> you are not buying it. >> i'm not buying it. i thought he was trying to get tract. >> it was a few days later, thinking about all of the practitioners made over the time that i had been there. >> george has no medical unusually aggressive treatment was sometimes a point of conflict in the office., i don't necessarily agree we should have given this injection or doctors saying, i don't really feel comfortable with the treatment fata has. >> suddenly, all these little conversations come back to mind. >> these conversations come to mind.hink maybe, maybe the doctor has something. >> george decided to find out more. he spoke to a nurse in the office who said she had recentlyed dr. fata about giving one particular drug to patients who didn't need it. he then made cop
Jan 17, 2016 8:00pm EST
was considered the best cancer doctor in michigan. inside the practice, office manager george said dr. fata went to great lengths to ensure everything was done his way. >> he had cameras and microphones in the ceiling and walls. would periodically review that to ensure people were in the right place and saying the right things. >> wait a minute. a lot of businesses have cameras. for security purposes so you don't steal stuff. you are saying in this practice there were cameras to keep an eye on what people were doing? >> yes. >> did you find that unusual? >> well, i did find it unusual. but myself and a lot of others just thought it was something that he required because he was the kind of person that was very controlling. >> it was under the direction of dr. fata that monica was given her first dose of chemotherapy on july 1, 2013. a nurse delivered the cocktail to rest. how did you feel afterwards? i was frustrated. >> when you went home? >> it was really emotional for steve and i. >> given what she had seep her n her family members go through, monica was bracing herself for the s
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