Zachary M. Rollins
In an article in South Jersey Local News, March 30, 2012, Kevin Lickfield, 50, from Marlton, New Jersey was indicted by a grand jury in the month of March for practicing medicine without a license. Doing a specific job without a license is known as a regulatory license, in a lack of better terms. March 21, 2012 is the original date of indictment. Mr. Lickfield is indicted on several counts of practicing medicine without a license and one count of second degree health claims fraud. Without the license, he was a physician of osteopathy. Osteopathy tries to direct your body in the right direction, just like any other treatment. Osteopathy focuses completely on your total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, which includes the joints, muscles, and spine. Kevin Lickfield was treating patients at Lickfield Medical Associates from fall of 2009 until February of 2010. During that period of time, he didn’t have a license to practice medicine due to having his license suspended in 2001 for being convicted for selling painkillers illegally. He finally got caught and arrested in 2010 after a former employee of his reported him to the correct authorities. During his years as a so-called “general practitioner”, he never had his correct license to do the work he was providing. Everything he told the doctor at the practice where he was working was false. He allegedly told the doctor that he was in the process of getting his license reinstated. Kevin Lickfield knew that having his license reinstated would never happen. Only treatment that is given by a licensed practitioner can be covered by medical insurance companies. According to officials, his medical practice received insurance payments at least five times from some of his patients. The entire case is still under investigation since it is fairly new. In an article by Madeline Buckley on...