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Friday, December 23, 2011

Carlos Guzmangarza Accused of Acting as Fake Doctor, Treating Patients

Posted By on Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Practicing medicine without a license can create a Frankenstein Monster
  • Practicing medicine without a license can create a Frankenstein Monster

Just like you hope your pilot has flown a plane before, it'd be nice to know your surgeon has been to medical school -- at the very least.   

District Attorney George Gascón announced the unsettling news that 49-year-old Carlos Guzmangarza has been arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine without a license.

What's worse, he allegedly conducted invasive surgery on at least two patients, according to the DA.

Guzmangarza, a San Francisco resident, allegedly stole the identify of a physicians assistant and managed to defraud patients who believed he was a real doctor. He saw patients in the Mission District where he performed his surgeries. 

Guzmangarza is facing felony charges. No word on how his patients are recovering ... from this news. 

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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