Another LI doctor faces allegations of reusing syringes

Months after accusations of dirty syringe usage against a Long Island doctor sparked a health scare, another doctor and group of patients may be in the same situation. Authorities say an employee of

News 12 Staff

Jan 16, 2008, 11:57 PM

Updated 6,030 days ago

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Months after accusations of dirty syringe usage against a Long Island doctor sparked a health scare, another doctor and group of patients may be in the same situation.
Authorities say an employee of Manhasset gynecologist Dr. E. Jacob Simhaee tipped off county health officials that the doctor was reusing syringes to give flu shots. The county then notified the state.
Acting Nassau County Health Commissioner Dr. Abby Greenberg says within two days of the report, state health experts were visiting the doctor?s office. Letters were sent to 36 of Simhaee?s patients, urging them to get tested for hepatitis B, C and HIV, authorities say. Follow up phone calls to patients were also made.
According to state health officials, Simhaee has had no previous disciplinary action against him. Staff in the office told investigators this past fall was the first and only time they've used multi-dose syringes.
Simhaee would not comment on the allegations.
Related Information: Department of Health


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