San Diego County Pair to Appear in Court to Face Unlicensed Practice of Medicine Charges

A San Diego woman and physician will appear before the San Diego County Superior Court on May 19, 2015 for a preliminary hearing to face charges involving the unlicensed practice of medicine.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office alleged that between September and December 2013 Suzanne Suarez falsely represented herself as a Physician Assistant. Suarez does not possess a Physician Assistant’s license and was engaging in illegal activity by performing services she is not licensed to perform. She is also accused of writing prescriptions, and examining and diagnosing patients while employed at Carlsbad Orthopedic Group.

Dr. Jon Pembroke Kelly, who employed Suarez at the Carlsbad Orthopedic Group, is accused of conspiring with her and aiding in the unlicensed practice of medicine.

Suarez was charged with four felony counts and Kelly was charged with one felony count. Both Suarez and Kelly pled not guilty to the charges.