Ariz. Man Arrested for Impersonating a Chiropractor

Agents from the Arizona Department of Insurance (ADOI) Investigations Division have arrested Mario Martinez for impersonating a chiropractor and fraudulently billing insurance companies for chiropractic treatment. Martinez is the owner of Natural Solutions Chiropractic and Wellness Center located in Chandler, Ariz.

According to ADOI, its investigators received information from a major auto insurance company that Martinez was submitting claims for chiropractic services without a license to practice chiropractic medicine.Martinez allegedly treated patients for injuries sustained in
automobile accidents and billed insurance companies for the treatment. When the insurance company investigated the claims and reported their findings to ADOI for further investigation, Martinez admitted he was not licensed as a chiropractor in Arizona yet, had been treating patients since at least Oct. 2006.

Authorities booked Martinez into the Maricopa County Jail and charged him with numerous counts of insurance fraud as well as, practicing chiropractic medicine without a license and using the title of chiropractic doctor without a license.

The Arizona Board of Chiropractic Examiners assisted ADOI investigators and is initiating its own investigation into Martinez’s activities.

Source: ADOI