- Associated Press - Saturday, February 14, 2015

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A case of mistaken identity has forced a West Palm Beach doctor to temporarily close his doors.

Dr. Andre Celestin tells WPBF (https://bit.ly/1A4XcU3 ) he has the same name as a dead New York surgeon who was convicted of Medicare fraud.

The mix-up led some pharmacies to stop filling the doctor’s prescriptions. Patients were told his license was suspended even though it’s clear and active.

One of the pharmacies, CVS, said a third-party claims processor apparently confused the names in its system and is working to fix the error.

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