Federal authorities arrest Lufkin doctor

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Jena Johnson - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Federal authorities have raided the office of Dr. Alexander Orlov, who runs a private practice in Lufkin.

A spokesperson with the Angelina County Jail confirmed at 10:45 a.m. that Orlov was being booked into the jail.

A person with the U.S. Attorney General's Office said all questions would have to go through the Beaumont office. A call to that office was not immediately returned.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office and Lufkin Police, along with federal authorities, conducted the raid around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Orlov is a physician of preventive medicine and owns the Urgent Care facility on Gaslight Boulevard.

Martha Thompson, of Chandler, said she was in the waiting room of the clinic when authorities came in and told her to stay put and that Orlov is being investigated for medicare fraud.

Thompson said Orlov has treated her mother for dementia for the past three years. She said the officer told her to write down all medication the mother was taking.

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