Who is Van Koinis? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Suicide Note, Investigation Report - Wikibious

Who is Van Koinis? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Suicide Note, Investigation Report

Van Koinis Wiki – Biography

The note left by Dr. Van Koinis — a 58-year-old pediatrician who ran a practice in Evergreen Park — indicates he felt regret over fudging documents to show his young patients were immunized at the request of parents, the Chicago Tribune reports. The doctor was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in September.

Van Koinis Age

He was 53 years old.

Family and Career

According to reports, An Illinois pediatrician who took his own life left behind a suicide note revealing he falsified medical records — and may have not vaccinated children.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said, “He was well known for being someone who was into homeopathic medicine, and from what we have determined, it was well known that people opposed to vaccination could go to him,”.

WBBM reports, It’s unclear how many juvenile patients may have been impacted, but Koinis’ note suggested that he either doctored records or doled out fake immunizations dating back 10 years.

The note left by Dr. Van Koinis — a 58-year-old pediatrician who ran a practice in Evergreen Park — indicates he felt regret over fudging documents to show his young patients were immunized at the request of parents, the Chicago Tribune reports. The doctor was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in September.

Illinois pediatrician left suicide note saying he may have faked vaccinations

“The note was very short,” Dart told the station. “It was a note where he expressed a lot of regret and the note was solely driven at the fact that he did things he regretted as far as the vaccinations … He was incredibly regretful for what he did and it was the only thing he mentioned in the suicide note. It was this and only this.”

“There seems to be an overarching depression that was driven by years of not vaccinating people properly,” the sheriff continued. “We were not able to nail it down any further. That was the sole reason he gave for this.”

Koinis had been licensed to practice in Illinois since 1991, according to state records cited by the newspaper.

Charges

No charges have been filed in the suspected conspiracy to falsify vaccination records, but an investigation is ongoing, authorities said.

“I don’t care about your personal feelings on vaccinations, kids need them,” Dart told the Tribune. “You can’t waive them arbitrarily. You clearly can’t forge documents or encourage them to be forged and pass them on, so we’re moving along that track.”

Investigation Report

Investigators believe parents of children who opposed vaccinations for communicable diseases — which are required by statute for all students in Illinois — sought out Koinis with a “purpose” to get fraudulent records to allow their children to attend schools without receiving immunizations, Dart said.

 

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