State alleges Madhu Subnani improperly
prescribed medicine, altered patient charts

IMLAY CITY — An Imlay City-area family physician has been charged with multiple felonies by the Michigan Attorney General.

On Friday, Dana Nessel’s office announced that Dr. Madhu Subnani, 69, had been arraigned in Lapeer District Court on charges related to improperly prescribing controlled substances.

According to a press release, the Michigan State Police began investigating the matter after they received a tip in November 2019 that patients were able to obtain prescribed controlled substances that they didn’t need. Investigators conducted a number of undercover visit to Subnani’s practice in Imlay City, Complete Family Healthcare.

“From December 2019 through June of 2020, investigators engaged in a series of video-recorded undercover appointments with Subnani, seeking controlled substances outside the scope of a legitimate medical purpose. On at least a dozen occasions during this time, Subnani violated the controlled substances act by writing prescriptions that did not have a legitimate medical purpose,” Nessel’s office said.

“In addition, Subnani entered false notations in the patient records that would legitimize the prescriptions written.”

Subnani, a resident of Rochester Hills, was arraigned Friday in Lapeer District Court before Magistrate Michael Delling on three counts of delivery of controlled substances, a four-year felony; two counts of placing misleading or inaccurate information into a patient chart, a four-year felony; and one count of conducting a criminal enterprise, a 20-year felony.

“I am grateful for the work Michigan State Police investigators put into this case, and for their continued partnership in enforcing our state’s laws,” Nessel said.

“We must ensure that Michigan’s rules are being followed, particularly when violations may negatively impact the health and welfare of our residents and communities.”

Subnani is scheduled for a probable cause conference on Oct. 23.