Trial for McAllen doctor continues

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Jorge Zamora-Quezada (Source: FBI)

The trial for the McAllen doctor accused of healthcare fraud continued Wednesday as more witnesses testified.

During Wednesday’s trial, patients and employees of Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada were asked about their medical relationship with the accused.

A former medical assistant at the Center for Arthritis and Osteoporosis testified Dr. Zamora would talk about holistic approaches such as teas or diet changes before prescribing medication to patients.

The defense asked the witness is she had heard Zamora talk about “quotas”. She responded no.

The prosecution asked the former employee about previous medical decisions from Zamora, to which the witness responded she trusted the decision made by the doctor.

The next witness, a patient from Zamora since 2013, took the stand.

The former patient said she felt better after being treated by the doctor and added that she tried the holistic approach that has been previously mentioned.

She also testified her conditions got worse after Dr. Zamora was arrested.

The jury was given the rest of the afternoon off.

The trial is set to resume Thursday at 9 a.m.

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