A Studio City man is accused of posing as a doctor for “several years” and illegally treating thousands of patients at a North Hollywood clinic.

Stephan Gevorkian, 44, faces five counts of practicing medicine without a professional license, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

“Practicing medicine without a license is not only a criminal act in California, but can also cause irreparable harm to the health of unsuspecting people, some with serious illnesses, who believe they are being cared for by a licensed physician,” said the prosecutor. of the district, George Gascón, in a written statement.

Gevorkian owns and operates Pathways Medical Group in North Hollywood, according to the district attorney’s office. The clinic performs blood tests, counsels patients, and offers treatments for a variety of serious conditions, including cancer and viral infections.

Gevorkian was reportedly discovered after an undercover investigator scheduled a consultation with the accused. During the consultation, Gevorkian “failed to accurately address abnormal levels of a hormone that could indicate a serious medical condition,” according to the district attorney’s office.

It was not immediately clear whether Gevorkian had an attorney who could comment on the charges.

Anyone who believes they are a victim can call the consumer protection hotline at 213-257-2465.

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