Complaint Filed Against Dr. Abhinav Sinha
The Investigative Committee of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners having a reasonable basis to believe that Abhinav Sinha, M.D. violated the provisions of the Nevada law issues its formal complaint.
The committee charges that Dr. Sinha failed to document a basis for the increased dosage of prescribed medicines and failed to conduct a thorough medical examination on numerous patients. Various charges, against Dr. Sinha are as follows. For privacy reasons, the investigative committee did not disclose the name of patients.
Patient A & B – Dr. Sinha ordered an increase dosage of MS Contin, a schedule II medication and failed to document a basis for the increased dosage.
Patient C & D– Patient complained of a cough and lower back pain. Dr. Sinha prescribed a narcotic cough suppressant and monthly refills for two schedule II medications – Hydrocodone and Oxycodone. Dr. Sinha did not conduct a thorough medication examination to determine the etiology of Patient C’s cough and failed to document a basis for providing more than a thirty day supply of both Hydrocodone and Oxycodone.
Patient E – Patient complained to Dr. Sinha of numbness and tingling in her right hand. The progress note for this visit did not include a neurological exam. Dr. Sinha prescribed monthly refills for two schedule II medications – Hydrocodone and Oxycodone. He failed to document a basis for providing more than a thirty day supply of both Hydrocodone and Oxycodone.
Patient F – Patient F complained of lower back pain with radiation down his legs coupled with tingling and numbness. The progress note for this visit did not include a neurological exam.
Count I – Medical Records Violation. Dr. Sinha has been charged with nine counts of medical records violation. Dr. Sinha failed to maintain timely, legible, accurate and complete medical records relating to the diagnosis, treatments and care of Patients A through F.
Count II – Malpractice. Dr. Sinha has been charged with five counts of malpractice when he failed in treating Patient A through Patient E. Malpractice is the failure of a physician in treating a patient to use the reasonable care, skill or knowledge ordinarily used under similar circumstances. In the above cases, Dr. Sinha increased the medicines without documenting the basis for the prescription and not ordering other exams.
Dr. Abhinav Sinha is a graduate of Nalanda Medical College, Patna, Bihar, India and completed his internship in Internal Medicine from North Shore University Hospital, Forest Hills, New York. Dr. Sinha also completed his fellowship in Geriatrics from at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, New York.