NBI arrests ‘fake’ aesthetic doctor

Published August 4, 2021, 5:50 PM

by Jeffrey Damicog

National Bureau of Investigation

A suspected fake aesthetic doctor has been arrested at her “clinic” in Quezon City by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Charged with illegal practice of medicine and violations of the Food and Drug Administration Act was Hazel G. Pablo.

In a statement, the NBI said that Pablo was arrested during an entrapment operation conducted by agents of the bureau’s special action unit (NBI-SAU) based on a complaint filed by a lady physician.

“NBI-SAU operatives recovered from the subject documents pertaining to her clients, falsified prescription receipts, unregistered cosmic products and substances, radiation and medical devices,” the NBI said.

It said that “Pablo also failed to present any Authorization/Permit/ License/Certificate of Registration/Accreditation/Compliance/ Exemption/or any document granted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the medical devices used in the clinic for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of patients.”

It said that based on a certification from the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), Pablo is not in the database of physicians.

She was also charged with estafa, falsification and use of falsified documents under the Revised Penal Code, it added.

The NBI said “the complainant who is a licensed Medical practitioner also added that Subject Pablo had been using her name, signature and physician license number in prescribing post-procedure medicines to her clients in her clinic named ZSS MEDICARE INC./ZELAH SKINCARE STATION (CLINIC) located in San Antonio 1, Quezon City.”

“Witnesses also stated that there had already been complaints by some clients of Subject Pablo of some botched medical procedures performed to them by the subject,” it also said.