SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -The Santa Barbara medical office of Dr. Allen Thomashefsky may reopen after it was shut down for unsafe injection practices.
The Public Health Department for Santa Barbara County released the following statement:
Barbara County Health Officer, Charity Dean, MD, MPH, has rescinded the
Health Officer Order closing the medical office of Dr. Allen
Thomashefsky. This action follows a number of measures that have been
implemented to assure infection control practices are maintained at the
Genetic testing of Dr. Thomashefsky’s former patients revealed at least
four people who had procedures at his office the same day tested
positive for Hepatitis C. A fifth may have contracted the deadly disease
prior to treatment.