Florida teen Matthew Scheidt allegedly posed as physician’s assistant

A Florida teen has been accused of falsely posing as a physician’s assistant and carrying out various activities, including cleaning wounds and removing an IV. Matthew Scheidt, 17, allegedly a few days doing this before he was caught.

It’s reported that Matthew Scheidt was working at a hospital as a part-time billing clerk when he allegedly managed to get an ID that allowed him access to other parts of the hospital. He allegedly performed exams on male patients.

The hospital has said that all patients received appropriate care, but that measures will be taken to ensure that this kind of thing can’t happen again.


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Sarah Bosdiccia is a writer, journalist, blogger and editorial assistant. In the past, she has worked in the local newspaper business and has taught journalism modules at undergraduate level. She doesn't 'do' Facebook but you can follow her at @sarah_bosdiccia.


One thought on “Florida teen Matthew Scheidt allegedly posed as physician’s assistant

  1. Many MD internist use Medical Assistants to perform functions they are not qualified to do like EKG, Blood Drawing, B12 injections etc.. He must have a vast medical knowledge because you always have to answer to a physician when you see a patient and make a diagnosis. Hope he does’nt get in to much trouble but education and ability to go to school.

    M. S. AS BS MA EMT-P 112th Brigade 30th AMEED

    Posted by Mitchell Stern | September 5, 2011, 3:19 pm

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