Sheriff's deputies and FBI personnel were seen removing materials from a Mechanicsville neurologist's office Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Mechanicsville, MD - Dr. Ahmed H. Kafaji, who is known as a well-respected neurologist in the Southern Maryland region and has 23 years of experience in this field, had his Mechanicville office raided Tuesday, Dec. 20 by the FBI.
The office of St. Mary’s Neurology and Spine reached out to TheBayNet about this incident. The FBI is investigating Dr. Kafaji for allegedly over-prescribing narcotic medication. No charges have been filed and no one was arrested on any charges. The FBI took from the premises various computers and files. The grand jury will review all information. This process could take weeks or even months to complete. The entire office, including Dr. Kafaji, was completely unaware that they were under any type of investigation and shocked when the FBI showed up.
Dr. Kafaji voluntarily surrendered his ability to prescribe controlled substance medication to his patients and decided at this time he will not practice pain management. He was not asked to do this. His office, St. Mary’s Neurology and Spine, is open with normal office hours. Patients will continue to receive the same service and he still accepts all the same insurances that he always has.
TheBayNet also spoke to a few of Dr. Kafaji’s patients who have stated that they cannot believe he would even be charged with anything considering how conservative he is.
A couple of his patients even said on more than one occasion that they have asked the doctor to increase their medication because they were in so much pain. Instead, he would refuse and discuss with them other options of pain control. They do not believe there is any truth to the speculation that he was over-prescribing.
Many of TheBayNet.com’s readers have left numerous comments on our site and Facebook page. Most probably know nothing about him or this case and are speculating and accusing him of many things that probably are not true. Many of the comments are accusing him of things that the FBI wasn’t even looking for. The physician is cooperating with authorities, has not even been arrested, yet in the social media environment he is persecuted.
Whatever happened to being innocent until proven guilty? We intend on following this case and bringing to you any and all information as it becomes available.
Mechanicsville, MD - On Tuesday, Dec. 20, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the office of neurologist and spine specialist Dr. Ahmed H. Kafaji (pictured below, right). The action occurred at approximately 1 p.m.
All patients inside the building at the time were told to leave and call back tomorrow for an appointment or find another neurologist.
Law enforcement officials were seen carrying boxes and files from Kafaji’s office building located at 28105 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville.
Kafaji's employees were also seen evacuating the building with papers and boxes.
TheBayNet.com contacted the sheriff's office's public information officer for a comment on the situation and were told that they are not ready to release any information at this time. A spokesman for the FBI told TheBayNet.com that all records are sealed.
TheBayNet.com attempted to call Dr. Kafaji’s office at 8:55 a.m. Dec. 21 but received no answer. In addition, no message could be left because the voice mail box was full.
Contact Shertina Mack at s.mack@TheBayNet.com