Disciplined Docs Practice Freely In State

{media_1}Earlier this year, Neha Batheja, a physician assistant, quietly signed a consent order with the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct in which she accepted a censure, reprimand, $5,000 fine and three years’ probation on charges of practicing medicine fraudulently. Records say she wrote improper prescriptions for Vicodin in 2006, signing a physician’s name without authorization and giving the narcotics to someone who was not a patient.Today, Batheja practices in Bloomfield, under a state license issued in January 2007 that carries no mention of the New York charges.