Dr.Stuart balaban / Dr. jacqueline Fulop-Goodlings Suspected Fraud

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scott

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Apr 12, 2010
I paid Stuart balaban in full for both my sons full orthodontic treatment. I have 2 letters from him stating that whoever buys his pratice will be obligated to perform the treatment. I have a letter from him that he is going bankrupt, not selling his practice to Dr. jacqueline Fulop-Goodlings office. However she has all his x-rays, files,photos,mouth molds and documentation. She now wants an addition 3500 dollars per kid. You dont just give away one of the largest invisalign practices in the country. I dont believe this is a coinencedence. Anyone interested in getting the facts together and starting a website and or legal action please contact me @ getithelp@gmail.com
jflana7022

AOL

#2 Apr 14, 2010
Balaban did the same thing to me. When I told Dr. Jackie what happened she intimated I was stupid for having paid my bill and that she was the real victim. I have contacted the Suffolk County DA's intake office about instituting criminal proceedings.
rkb13

New York, NY

#3 Apr 14, 2010
Please keep us posted on the Suffolk County DA's response to this matter. There are several people posting similar comments on another thread of this board - it's great to see that we are not alone in this fiasco and the correct action is being taken! If anyone else has any suggestions on what else we can do to escalate this, please post here.
Ed Melville

Newark, NJ

#4 Apr 14, 2010
Balaban is a scam artist. I agree that he should be charged with criminal charges. It is an outrage that he should get away with this. As for Dr. Jackie, she got into a bad business deal and wants us to pay for it. I would like to see the contracts and what she agreed to and what kind of deal she made. I think there is power in numbers and we should stick together and see what we can do about this.
Does anybody know a good orthodontist??????
Michelle

Beacon, NY

#5 Apr 14, 2010
do what you need to do at the DA's office against Dr. Balaban, but please understand that Dr. Jackie is not involved in any sort of fraudulent activity. She did not BUY his practice! There was nothing to BUY! She is simply offering his patients a practice to continue their treatment. It really stinks that you have to pay more money, I understand, but you will have to pay more money at ANY orthodontic practice that you go to, no one will continue treatment for free. If you don't want to continue your treatment with her, fine, it's your choice to go somewhere else, but to defame her name for the sake of your anger is not the right way to handle the situation.
Ed Melville

Newark, NJ

#6 Apr 14, 2010
I am reporting both Dr. Jackie and Balaban b/c they are both scam artists and you just confirmed that for me. Thank you Michelle.
jflana7022

AOL

#7 Apr 15, 2010
I am not calling Dr. Jackie a scam artist. All I am saying is that Balaban says one thing about selling his practice to her and she says the exact opposite. Therefore, as simple logic will tell you, one of them has to be lying. If you think along the "follow the money" logic, the answer should be self-evident.
Michelle

Deer Park, NY

#8 Apr 15, 2010
I just have to ask you...if one person is lying...are you really going to believe the same person that took your money in the first place and is no longer around???
Unreal

AOL

#9 Apr 15, 2010
Hi I would like to speak with whoever would like to take action against these 2....
Did anyone get that letter about adventureland ??
Did anyone order retainers from Balaban ahead of time to lock in the price of Vivera retainers from Aligntech (Invisalign)?
They are in California......I do not know that he ordered them at all ....That also is BIG deal because if he ordered them why would the multi million dollar co not make good on at least that for all these people that are out thousands of dollars!!!
Maybe we can all meet and discuss further....maybe the ADA can reassign an orthodontist to finish patients without charge and go after him....personally not his business...Lets not wait there are many kids who need to be treated soon !!
Unreal

AOL

#11 Apr 15, 2010
rkb13 wrote:
Please keep us posted on the Suffolk County DA's response to this matter. There are several people posting similar comments on another thread of this board - it's great to see that we are not alone in this fiasco and the correct action is being taken! If anyone else has any suggestions on what else we can do to escalate this, please post here.
When I contacted the Da OFFOCE THEY GAVE ME THIS # 1-800-442-8106
AT THE RECORDING PRESS 2 FOR DENTISTS COMPLAINTS AND WAIT TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE...
In the know

Pleasantville, NY

#12 Apr 15, 2010
Michelle wrote:
I just have to ask you...if one person is lying...are you really going to believe the same person that took your money in the first place and is no longer around???
Jackie instructed Balaban to go the bankruptsy route. This was put together by her.
In the know

Pleasantville, NY

#13 Apr 15, 2010
It fell apart with Balaban doing work behind her back and costing her more than she could bare. She put him on probation castigated him in front of the entire office. He is no innocent here he took payments in full and squandered the monies, but she knew this going into the deal and came up with this plan to get his services, patients etc... Only when she saw him for what he was or lost her cool decided to bilk all the Balaban patients and just thinks everything will fall on Balaban. She is just as culpable if not more so.
John Huntington

Huntington, NY

#14 Apr 15, 2010
Please Stop!!!! Get real Michelle. I guess she just opened up her offfice for his practice out of the kindness of her heart? They have a deal and thats howcome she has his patient info.... Out of the frying pan and into the fire.
mary

Bellmore, NY

#15 Apr 15, 2010
I think you all are ridiculous this whole thing fighting and trying to figure it out is useless!! We can blame blame blame, but we are all screwed out of money and now we have to move forward. I am done with this blog site- its so dumb we are just mad at our selves. Good Luck in finding a doc.
sue

Bronx, NY

#16 Apr 15, 2010
I am reporting both of them....let the officials investigate this and decided.....
Michelle wrote:
do what you need to do at the DA's office against Dr. Balaban, but please understand that Dr. Jackie is not involved in any sort of fraudulent activity. She did not BUY his practice! There was nothing to BUY! She is simply offering his patients a practice to continue their treatment. It really stinks that you have to pay more money, I understand, but you will have to pay more money at ANY orthodontic practice that you go to, no one will continue treatment for free. If you don't want to continue your treatment with her, fine, it's your choice to go somewhere else, but to defame her name for the sake of your anger is not the right way to handle the situation.
sue

Bronx, NY

#17 Apr 15, 2010
I would like to take action...yes i received the adventureland letter from dr. jackie although she says that she did not sent it....come on now.
Unreal wrote:
Hi I would like to speak with whoever would like to take action against these 2....
Did anyone get that letter about adventureland ??
Did anyone order retainers from Balaban ahead of time to lock in the price of Vivera retainers from Aligntech (Invisalign)?
They are in California......I do not know that he ordered them at all ....That also is BIG deal because if he ordered them why would the multi million dollar co not make good on at least that for all these people that are out thousands of dollars!!!
Maybe we can all meet and discuss further....maybe the ADA can reassign an orthodontist to finish patients without charge and go after him....personally not his business...Lets not wait there are many kids who need to be treated soon !!
stella

AOL

#18 Apr 15, 2010
sue wrote:
I would like to take action...yes i received the adventureland letter from dr. jackie although she says that she did not sent it....come on now.
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yes i recieved that letter but stupidly threw it out plus i am looking for the letter that he mailed re:his bankruptcy do u have this? if so can you post your email and i will respond to you to move forward? i would def like to get a lawsuit going. i am so upset and after speaking to other orthodontists that were much more understanding than dr jackie was while she is the one holding my xrays and records. and she wants to charge me a full price again ! how unfair for a doctor to practice this way with no care what so ever, she knew this was going on all along now if we think back to the adventurland letter i am hoping that you respond to help us all get those older letters.
Terry

Huntington Station, NY

#19 Apr 15, 2010
My son had orthodontic work with Dr. Balaban at the age of 13 and we paid in full at that time for a discount. Now 14 years later he started to see him again for problems that resulted in having orthodontic work again. He opted for the invisalign and had to pay another $4,000. He paid up front again for a discount and has not finished with his treatment. Dr. Balaban even asked him for an additional $500. in advance for the mouth appliance to wear at night, when he was not yet ready for it. He told him that the new doctor is all about the money and that if he wait the cost of the night guard would be so much more. Having the confidence in Balaban from being a former patient he paid this fee. I remember Balaban saying years ago that his work was guarnteed for life. He was quick to take money and scam this extra cash when he mostly certainly knew he was going out of business.I thought he was a professional. He is a disgrace to Harvard Dental School that he so proudly stated on his resume when soliciting patients.
Unreal

AOL

#20 Apr 15, 2010
Hi Terry I too paid for the retainers to lock in the price is what we were told...but I do believe they were never ordered and the money was put into his account....which is fraud ...the invoice i have from balaban says that my credit card was charged for the retainers....when i called the health dept today they told me to fill out the complaint form they will mail me and they will investigate it. The sad thing is that all these people who worked for him as well as dr jackie knew what was going on and no1 came forward to warn anyone. It really is sad
Unreal

AOL

#21 Apr 15, 2010
Hopefully Adventureland will cooperate with us all
I really think Dr Jackie was wrong in this to allow him to work out of her office ....I would be willing to bet that by Balaban filing bankrupcy gets her out of treating his patients like his letters stated and this way she makes more money.
It will be hard to prove but the more people that come forward the better . We were at Dr.Jackies office right before the bankrupcy letter was sent out and Balaban was still taking on new patients .
There is much more to this and it will come out .

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