Fla. Doctor Faces Health Care Fraud, Obstruction Charges

By Nathan Hale (October 19, 2017, 8:41 PM EDT) -- A South Florida physician who previously reached an $18 million settlement in a False Claims Act suit, made his first appearance in federal court Wednesday on criminal charges related to an alleged health care fraud.

Dr. Gary L. Marder, a Palm Beach County resident and the owner of the Allergy, Dermatology & Skin Cancer Centers in Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, faces charges for health care fraud and obstruction of a criminal health care investigation, according to court records.

He faces up to five years in prison on the obstruction charge and a maximum of 10 years on the fraud charge,...

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