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Nyack doctor fined $150,000 by state


Posted on Jan 03, 2010

The Lower Hudson Valley news reporter Jane Lerner wrote yesterday that a Nyack radiologist was fined a whopping $150,000 for performing medical tests on patients who didn't need them. Imagine that.

The article reports that Dr. Joseph Anthony Vittorio did not contest the negligence charges against him by State officials.

"State investigators said Vittorio ordered unwarranted videoflouroscopic imaging by failing to establish any legitimate medical need for such a test, according to records. The state Board for Professional Medical Conduct also found that Vittorio "failed to adequately obtain complete histories and perform appropriate physical examination" when treating patients between 2004 and 2005."

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