LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – A 47-year-old Las Vegas woman who worked as a housekeeper has been arrested for practicing medicine in a converted garage.
According to an arrest report, Diana Hernandez, also known as Amelia Salcido-Ramirez, told police she had always had an interest in practicing medicine but had no training nor formal license.
She also admitted that she knew that practicing medicine required education, licensing, etc. However, she only took a certain type of correspondence course from the Red Cross.
Police believe she was injecting men and women with hormones and antibiotics in a converted garage inside a house on Colbath Street, near East Charleston Boulevard and North Christy Lane.
Police reportedly found business cards inside the home for a “family doctor” under the NHC Natural Health Counselors trade name. The cards also featured the words “ask for Diana” as well as the hours of operation and a phone number.
Inside the garage, police found a bed with a thin plastic covering on which a person was sitting. They also found a set of white drawers with several types of medicine inside.
Initially, Hernandez allegedly said that she only distributed natural products. When asked about hormones and syringes, she admitted to selling injections for $ 20 each.
Hernandez also told police that she was a housekeeper until she injured her arm a few months ago and that’s when she started practicing medicine.
Hernandez was convicted of several counts, including acting as an unlicensed doctor and possession of controlled substances with the intent to sell.