UPDATE: DEA executing search warrants for Urgent Cares, doctor's office

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Two Urgent Care Facilities in Grand Junction and Montrose and a doctor's office in Delta are being searched by authorities right now.

The Drug Enforcement Agency tells 11 News the search warrant is for medical records and is part of an ongoing investigation into the doctor and his practices.

In an 11 News investigation hear from a person who says they're a victim tonight at 5:30 p.m.

In a statement from the Department of Justice, federal authorities say they've seized patient records from the medical practice of Dr. Sam Jahani and/or Dr. Eric Anthony Peper.

Federal agents took the records from Grand Junction and Montrose Urgent Care facilities, as well as Dr. Jahani’s office in Delta.

Authorities say if a patient of Dr. Jahani or Dr. Peper need a copy of their medical file, they must have a medical practitioner call 720-895-4269. They say it's important to note that the records will only be provided to a medical practitioner.

They also say the medical practitioner will need to provide a HIPAA release when requesting the medical records.


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  • by healthier Location: Grand Junction on Nov 2, 2009 at 09:29 AM
    I found my way to Urgent Care for an ear infection, I do not have a GP, and I was trated with respect at that office. I returned with a UTI and was treated with an antibiotic, I was relieved to find he did not hand me a prescription for pain meds. so I decided to keep seeing him. (my last doctor just kept giving me pain meds instead of dealing with the problem, I ended up needing 2 surgeries. Later I found out her admitting priveleges were revoked at the hospital) With Doctor Peper I asked about their weight loss program and they said they would not treat me until I was better. After explaing my family's obesity disease Doc treated me for the weight loss, I am down 20 lbs and I have no where to go for my continued care. Can I have my good Dr. Peper back? I want to go to someone who can take care of me and not just fill my body with drugs that I do not need.
  • by Suzie Location: Delta on Oct 15, 2009 at 04:41 PM
    Dr. Jahani has always taken great care of both myself and my entire family. None of us ever became addicted to meds, because we are responsible patients - who are responsible for our own lives. I pray Dr. Jahani is reading this, because I want him to know we love him and will always love him. I knew about the Texas story a long time ago, but I also knew he learned a lesson from that. I've always double checked my Medicare bills, and there has never been a problem. I feel bad for Dr. Jahani because he is one of few doctors who take the time to listen and come up with a plan for getting better. I worry that people claiming him as their "pusher" will ruin some much needed care for the rest of us. I don't know anyone who hasn't done something in the past that they regret or tried to learn from, so I would hope people would stop judging him. He's done a lot of good for my family, and helped me get back into the world of the living. I love you, Dr. Jahani.
  • by Belle Location: Montrose on Oct 15, 2009 at 01:26 PM
    Some of you are in denial! I'm sick of people saying "Oh,he's such a good doctor and person,he would never do anything like that."How would you know?You don't know what's in his mind .Wake up,people! He was in trouble for Medicare fraud in the year 2000.Go look it up! Good and honest people do not do things like that.Google Dr.Jahani Fraud and you will find some interesting information.Read it and weep!
  • by Jeff Location: Delta on Oct 15, 2009 at 09:09 AM
    Wow, you guys need to do some research for yourselves. These were federal warrants that were issued, and unless these people that have complaints have a lot of pull at the us attorneys office in denver it wasn't them who caused the investigation. The DEA keeps track of all narcotic perscriptions that are written by each doctor. Doctors can log on to the system to check to make sure their names are not being used to make false narctotic perscriptions. If i had to guess, the red flags that intitiated this investigation started right there with that database that the DEA keeps. After that it was just a matter of finding previous patients to confirm what they suspected in order to have enough evidence to get those warrants. Now i am not going to jump to any conclusions on this matter, since i have seen Dr. Jahani before and i like his personality and demeanor. But if charges come down, then we will all know what is really going on.
  • by Patient Location: Grand Junction on Oct 14, 2009 at 09:56 PM
    What is sad is that Urgent Care saw so many Medicare beneficiaries because they would not decline to see you based on what insurance you had. They made a point to work with all insurance companies because other local physicians denied to take Medicare beneficiaries as patients because they wanted only Medicare beneficiaries who were on Rocky Mountain HMO or refused to work with Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions. So many people who could not get a physician used their facility and unfortunately will be left without their great service. They saw me after every local physician denied to take me as a patient because I have a chronic disease and use Medicare and a Medicare Supplement. I could not afford to pay more money and accept lesser coverage just to have the priveledge of using a local physician by changing to Rocky Mountain HMO. Thank you for helping me Dr. Peper and I thank you on behalf of the Medicare beneficiaries of our area.
  • by ar Location: colorado on Oct 14, 2009 at 07:04 PM
    Heard Dr. Jahani is a great doctor from my family in Delta! He always explained what the side effects of the drugs would be. I agree that the truth will come out eventually. Sounds like more people like him than not. So for the patients complaining... Maybe the problem is you.
  • by Sad Daughter Location: Delta on Oct 14, 2009 at 06:22 PM
    Well I hope your addictions have caught up with you too. You yourself said you had a problem before. Ever heard once an addict always an addict. My Dad was a patient and because of his health condition he will not get another Dr. to see him. organ failure is pre existing. Theres not a single dr thats gonna take him. Because of your addictions and sudden attack of right or wrong we have a huge battle for us as well as many others in this situation. I bet they pay people like you to be informants. I hope that your money is worth my dads heath!
  • by Alley Location: Montrose on Oct 14, 2009 at 06:19 PM
    I wish people would actually get thier facts before the start accusign Dr. Jahani of all that they are. I know him, he is only guilty of a big Christian heart. Dr. Jahani IF your reading God bless, thank you for all the help you have given me and you will be back up and running in no time, and I will be the first person there. My family is praying for you, and you of all people know the Lord is with you, and will get you through this safely. To all those out there who are judging him, know this I have a very dibilitating bone disease, I am underthe age of 30, and for 3 years I was stuck in bed, and unable to be with my husband and kids, He took me in, and helped me. I am now able to be apart of my kids lives, and I am forever grateful to him. Please think of all of the people he is really helping before you condem him. Don't Condem the one Doctor out of the 5 I have went to in the state looking for help, and was the only one who knew what I was going through. GOd Bless Dr. Jahani!!
  • by Alley Location: Montrose on Oct 14, 2009 at 06:10 PM
    They story on the news was not fair and balanced. I am a patient of his, and he has given me my life back. I have a dibilitating disease, and he was the only Docotr who actually understood it. He isn't a medical monster, he is actually giving me less drug than my previous Doctor. God Bless Jahani and please don't take away my Doctor. Fact: Dr. Jahani is a servant of God, whodoesn't throw out pain killers like they are candy and doesnt shove them down peoples throats like the people who were interviewed said. They just wanted their 3 minutes of fame.
  • by Philip Location: Winiarczyk on Oct 14, 2009 at 05:56 PM
    Oh, and I am sure that stealing tax payers money ($200 million) is a way to help patients? Or firing employees for questioning billing practices, then having a suit placed on him for wrongful firing, only to go after that ex-employee with a fraudulent 'embezzlement' case (which was dismissed) out of spite is helping patients. I know this ex-employee and she is a great person and didn't deserve the firing or fraudulent court case. He can't be trusted! He came here to HIDE from Texas, thinking these small towns would be the place to go. He is a sneaky man, living in a HUGE mansion because of stealing money and getting people hooked on pain meds, plain and simple. He almost killed me! I asked for several years about my heart and the issues I was having with it, I asked for a simple stress test and they wouldn't do it, just gave me more narcotics. Now, after I left, I had to have a stent put in my heart, from a heart attack which they could have found. I am 37 years old! Thanks Peper!
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