C.Doris Okafor Dike

C.Doris Okafor Dike

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Doris Dike's healthcare expertise is both deep and wide, covering regulatory compliance, contracts, health care operation audits, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) oversight. Before founding the law firm, Doris worked as a health care attorney and compliance officer. She developed and managed compliance programs that addressed government and industry requirements and their many implications. Her core areas of knowledge include risk assessments, Medicare and Medicaid law, the False Claims Act, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

During her years with the home health industry, Doris served as an executive-level advisor, interpreting complex policies and educating corporate leadership on compliance requirements. She ensured that dozens of company locations across multiple states complied with processes and procedures consistently and effectively. This work also involved reviewing business association agreements, nurse practitioner agreements, hospice and private duty contracts, and new contract proposals from private payers.

She has experience in medical license defense and nursing license defense.

Doris is a member of the American Bar Association Health Law Section, the Dallas Bar Association Health Law Section, and the American Health Lawyers Association

Practice Areas
  • Health Care Law
  • Business Law
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Employment Law
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Education
Washington and Lee University School of Law
J.D.
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (2010) | Health Administration
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State Bar of Texas # 24105900
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7 Questions Answered

Q. Botox Injections in Pa
A: Hi, I am not a lawyer in PA. I will say that here in Texas delegation really depends on state statutes. I'd check out your scope of practice laws in Pennsylvania. Certainly tele-medicine is a thing but some states have distance requirements when physicians delegate tasks. Also, are you a nurse practitioner or an RN? The NP will probably have more latitude in what they are allowed to do or not. Your best bet is to review these statutes with an experienced lawyer in your state and discuss with your supervising physician
Q. I am a nurse in wis and need to know if i need to change my name on my nursing license now or in six mouths?
A: I am not a Wisc attorney so I am not familiar with their statutes. Generally speaking, you can keep your maiden name on all documents or change your license. Its really a preference thing. Some people prefer the names on all their licenses and degrees to match.
Q. Is it considered a breach of DR/ Patient confidentiality if a NP posts the exact treatment you received on social media?
A: This becomes dicey. What was the information you posted on yelp? If you posted about her care she may respond. She may not mention the type of care you received..ie services rendered if you never mentioned what work you had done.
Q. Discrimination during employment
A: An employer is responsible for appropriately responding to incidents of racial discrimination. It is advisable, however, to contact a lawyer soon after realizing your complaints are not getting addressed appropriately. What type of worker were you? How soon were you fired after making complaints? Was there ever any investigation done about the complaints? These are the types of questions your lawyer will want to know when evaluating a case. Remember when making claims with the EEOC that there are deadlines you must adhere to in order to prevent your claims from becoming barred.
Q. Do you sue your previous employer (the company) or the individual for providing false info to a prospective employer?
A: It Depends. Was the individual a HR director, CEO,COO, or anybody in the C-suite for the company? Or were they a regular worker for the company?
Q. Employer forcing me to relocate out of state or be fired, signed a non compete so I can't get work in Houston. What now?
A: Hello, I would suggest having a Texas lawyer review your entire agreement. Non-competes in Texas are enforceable under certain circumstances. 50 miles seems like a huge area but I would need to see the whole agreement to really answer this question. Restrictive covenants or noncompete generally cover competitors in your industry.
Q. Can a Dr treating me at the hospital tell my pain management Dr I failed a drug screening or is that covered by hippa
A: Hello, Doctors involved in the treatment of care may share PHI, or protected health information with each other in order to provide the best quality of care to patients. Unless you signed a waiver of some sort physicians may share information regarding their patients to other physicians treating you
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Friedman and Feiger
5301 Spring Valley Rd Ste 200
Dallas, TX 75254
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