Skip to comments.Las Vegas Man Accused Of Posing As Doctor (Muslim terrorism not being reported by the media?)
Posted on 01/05/2004 5:07:29 PM PST by Michael2001
He's given hundreds of flu shots over the past few months, but health officials say he isn't a doctor and they still don't know exactly what he's been injecting. It's a story you saw First on News 3. Shahid Shiekh is under police investigation after shutting down one of his clinics in Washington State. News 3 has learned that Shiekh has also operated an office in Henderson. News 3's Kori Chambers is digging deeper.
It's still unclear whether this phony doctor fooled any Las Vegans. We spoke with Shiekh's attorney and asked him point blank whether the man was giving injections here in Las Vegas. He would not comment, but if you log on to Shiekh's web site, you might think he was, with four providers listed in Las Vegas and Henderson. We called all four, and none of them knew who he was.
"There was no, apparently no process for validating his credentials. Anyone could have come in with that attire and that demeanor and injected whatever into us." Domingue thinks his family is one of hundreds across the west coast that might have been fooled. "He was a very pleasant, very nice. He put your fears at ease, but I still was a little uneasy."
Their step daughter is still running a fever after getting an a flu shot back in October. They think problem was the doctor, or rather, the man they thought was a doctor giving the vaccine. Shahid Shiekh is not licensed to be giving the flu vaccine, but Washington health officials believe that he was. His lawyer wouldn't tell us whether he was giving any of the vaccine here in the valley.
We have learned that Shiekh has been acting as broker between health care providers and Las Vegas companies, even into this year, but that's not illegal in itself, because he wasn't providing flu shots. Washington health officials are just beginning their investigation into whether Shiekh took a much more active role there.
Since Shiekh was giving flu shots to patients in Washington, the obvious question many of you might be having right now is, 'How can I know I'm getting the flu shot from a qualified person?' We talked to the Clark County Health District, who says there are four types of medical professionals who are legally allowed to give shots. They include a physician, a physician's assistant, a licensed practical nurse, and a pharmacist. Registered nurses and nurse practitioners may also be able to give flu shots. To make sure your doctor is licensed, use the web site above.
I want to know what he was injecting those people with.
Also hope and pray to God in Heaven that there are no ties to radical islam.
Also hope and pray to God in Heaven that there are no ties to radical islam.
Hot dog water.
Questions and answers about vaccinations given by unlicensed providers in Washington State from October through December 2003
When did this happen?
From October through December 2003, flu shots were given to people in Washington by Shahid Sheikh of Bellevue, Washington. Mr. Sheikh is not licensed to give vaccinations and is not licensed in Washington to provide health care. Mr. Sheihk and his employees or contractors may have used vaccine which was not stored properly, out-of-date or not full-strength.
Where did the vaccinations occur?
Mr. Sheikh and his employees provided vaccinations at his office, MedSources, Inc. located at 1611 116th Avenue, Mailstop 108, Bellevue, WA and at numerous locations in Washington, many of which were worksites. Mr. Sheikh and his employees are not known to have provided vaccinations at pharmacies or licensed practitioners offices.
How do I know if I received a flu shot from these unlicensed vaccinators?
If you were vaccinated by Shahid Sheikh, his employees, or contractors for MedSources Inc. at the MedSources Inc. office in Bellevue, or at other locations from October through December 2003, you may have been vaccinated by someone who does not have the proper training or license to give vaccine. If you were vaccinated at your workplace or another location, ask your employer or sponsor of the vaccination clinic about the people who gave you your vaccine. If you were vaccinated by your regular healthcare provider or at a pharmacy, then you were vaccinated by a licensed person.
Will vaccinations given by Mr. Sheikh and MedSources protect me against the flu?
We dont know if all the vaccine used by Mr. Sheikh was good vaccine. Because of this, we dont know if these vaccinations will protect someone against the flu. People who received flu shots from Mr. Sheikh or at any of his MedSources Inc. clinics could safely receive another flu shot if they wish, but the vaccine is scarce and most doses are currently being reserved for people at risk for serious flu infection. Influenza activity has slowed in our state recently, but the season typically lasts through March.
Should I be worried about any risks to my health if I was vaccinated by Mr. Sheikh or MedSources?
Healthcare providers who are licensed have been trained to give injections and use standard safeguards to prevent the spread of infection from person-to-person during vaccination. We dont know if Mr. Sheikh or his employees were trained in good injection techniques or infection control. There is a possibility that standard sterile medical procedures were not used, and this could potentially result in a risk for infections at the vaccination site or even spread of viruses in the blood from one person to another. But the risk of these things happening to any one person who was vaccinated is very, very small.
Because the risk of problems from Mr. Sheikhs practices is believed to be extremely low, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and local public health officials, after consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are not recommending any special measures for persons vaccinated by Shahid Sheikh or MedSources, Inc.
What should I do if I am concerned about the possibility of infection from the vaccination?
It is very important to understand that the risk of problems related to Mr. Sheikhs practices is believed to be extremely low. However, if you are worried about the possibility of infection related to the vaccination, discuss your concerns with your health care provider. They will tell you that you can be tested for virus infections that can be spread through blood, including hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). If these tests are done, they should be repeated again in 6 months for a final result.
What else is being done about this situation? Public health and law enforcement investigations are ongoing, including efforts to determine what how the vaccine was handled, what vaccination and infection control practices were used. Public health personnel will attempt to contact persons who have been identified by the ongoing investigation as having been vaccinated by Mr. Sheikh and MedSources, Inc. to provide information.
For further information and updates:
Snohomish Health District: www.snohd.org; Main Clinic 425.339.5220; Communicable Disease program, 425.339.5278
Washington State Department of Health: www.doh.wa.gov; Communicable Disease Epidemiology 206.361.2914; 877.539.4344
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web sites:
Hepatitis B and C:
Is Mr. Shiekh a radical Muslim, and if so, does he have any ties to any known or suspected terrorist organizations?
Still, he has been injecting hundreds of unsuspecting people with a mysterious substance. Bellevue Police now joined the state Department of Health in launching an investigation: Most of the allegations that were looking into right now are fraud issues in terms of misrepresentation, said Michael Chiu, Bellevue Police Dept. KING 5 Investigators have learned Shahid Sheikh was already under federal investigation before he started giving flu shots in Western Washington.
Maybe the AQ static was right and the US will experience plagues on a grand scale. Thank God nobody was improperly profiled in the process.
And it shouldn't take more than a day to investigate that. I, for one, would like to know if was Ebola or Smallpox or something like H2O.
Seriously, I do wonder how in the world this could happen. I guess when your doctor is called a "provider" it no longer matters whether or not he or she really is an M.D.
Nonetheless, the activites of this Shiekh are extremely disturbing and potentially disasterous.
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As always, I look forward to your own thoughts on Volume IV my friend.
Did he inject any cows? < /tin foil hat>
Anything that people want to be terrorism, that isn't, becomes a "dry run" on FR.
Obviously, since it went on for months, he wasn't injecting any of the scary bioterror diseases du jour like Smallpox, Ebola, etc., since no one apparently got really sick.
Of course theoretically possible to inject AIDS or maybe some form of Hepatitis, but I suspect people hoping he was conducting a terror attack will end up disappointed yet again.
My copy should arrive soon, and I'll gladly post a review. It might depend heavily on whether my company's flu shots came from this guy and what was in them.
Seems to me that with this statement you are jumping to as unjustified and extreme conclusions as you accuse others of. Pot, kettle, black.
It is natural for people to be concerned over such an issue...irrespective of origin. But in today's environment, the concern as regards terrorism potential is obvious and also understandable...whether it turns out to be that or not.
Just my opinion. We'll see what happens.
Chances are that it was just a guy trying to make bucks...but it is perfectly understandable and wise to be very concerned given the circumstances and our security people and officials should certainly take advantage of the situation to ensure that this particular loophole and vulnerability in our health system is covered in any case..
And pray that you were not receiving your shots from this individual in any case.
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