The details of this case are simply horrifying. One woman tried for years to conceive a child, but couldn’t. When she finally consulted a fertility specialist, she discovered, according to the Virginian-Pilot, that her “Fallopian tubes had been burned down to nubs, making it impossible to conceive naturally.” It turned out that her physician, Dr. Javaid Perwaiz of Chesapeake, Virginia, had tied her tubes without telling her was doing it or obtaining her consent.
And she was by no means the only woman whom Dr. Perwaiz victimized in this way.
Dr. Perwaiz’s website is the soul of helpfulness, noting that he has “practiced in the Chesapeake region for over 30 years, providing expert and individualized care to his patients." Personally following each and every patient throughout their pregnancy, he is available 24/7 to meet all of your requests and expectations. His experienced office staff will individualize your care and coordinate your insurance coverage. They provide friendly and knowlegable service for all your healthcare needs. Same day appointments are often available.
About the good doctor we are told that he was “educated abroad,” with no hint as to where – it was actually in his native Pakistan, as the Virginian-Pilot notes: “Perwaiz has had a medical license since at least 1980, according to state records, having attended medical school in his native Pakistan and completed a residency at Charleston Area Medical Center.”
The Perwaiz website adds that Dr. Perwaiz is “dedicated to the promotion of healthcare to women from adolescence to menopause and beyond. His training and experience truly qualifies him as an expert in the care of low and high risk pregnancies. He has delivered thousands of healthy babies. His surgical skills are unparalleled, from laparoscopic surgery, cesarean section, hysterectomy, to more complicated gynecologic repair.”
He is a busy man, maintaining two offices and promising “knowlegable, [sic] quality, individualized care for each patient. We welcome you!” Not all those whom he welcomed came away the better for it. Dr. Perwaiz was placed under arrest Friday and faces trial on charges of health care fraud and “making false statements relating to health care matters.”
He became the subject of an FBI investigation fourteen months ago, when an employee at a local hospital tipped off the feds to suspicions that he was performing surgeries that weren’t necessary on patients who didn’t know what procedures they were undergoing.
According to the Virginian-Pilot, “the employee told investigators Perwaiz’s patients advised hospital staff they were there for their ‘annual clean outs,’ according to an affidavit signed by FBI Special Agent Desiree Maxwell.”
These “annual clean outs” consisted of “hysterectomies, cystectomies, myomectomies, tubal ligation and dilation & curettage,” and more. He was busy, too: “From January 2014 to August 2018, he performed a surgical procedure on 40 percent of his Medicaid patients — 510 in all. Of those, 42 percent underwent two or more surgeries.”
Now maybe Dr. Javaid Perwaiz is a cynical and sinister profiteer, and that’s all there is to this. However, as uncomfortable as it may make some people to notice it, we have seen Muslim doctors do this elsewhere.GO READ THE WHOLE THING.