Local medical doctor charged with deception

Dr. Peter Ducreay

Police have charged Dominican phlebotomist, Dr. Peter Ducreay, with deception.

The charges stem from a police investigation into complaints about a phlebotomy course that was being offered by Dr. Ducreay.

When DNO first broke the news of Dr. Ducreay’s arrest earlier this week, we were informed by reliable sources, that reports had been made that certificates received by those who participated in the course at a centre here, are not accredited and carry no weight.

Online advertisements had boasted of participants receiving $40 to $50 per hour after competing the course.
The centre, in its advertisement, also said graduates can put PBT after their name and can sit for international certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
The doctor was taken into police custody on Tuesday but was eventually released. However, the sources told us that investigations were continuing into the matter and the doctor could face a number of charges.
Dr. Ducreay and his wife were each charged with two counts of deception on Friday. They were each released on $10,000.00 dollars bail.
The couple is being represented by attorney Peter Alleyne.
Dr. Ducreay may be facing similar troubles in neighbouring St. Lucia as the St. Lucia Star Newspaper has reported that a sister centre on that island is under investigation by the police there.
According to the newspaper, the Education Ministry in Saint Lucia had cautioned against registering for courses there, while the Chief Medical Officer acknowledged there had been complaints about the company.
The St. Lucia Star also reported that the six-week course offered by the centre, located in Castries, does not meet the requirements to take the ASCP exam.
The Star said in its article, that other disgruntled Dominican students had told its reporter that they are considering taking legal action.
DNO reached out to Dr. Ducreay when we reported on his arrest and he promised to send us a statement on the matter. However, we have so far not received that statement.
Phlebotomy is the practice of drawing blood from patients and taking the blood specimens to the laboratory to prepare for testing.

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11 Comments

  1. John paul
    April 3, 2019

    My wife got taken She had such high hopes about this course and made such sacrifice to put aside payment

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 3, 2019

      They make such a big deal about learning to draw blood as if it is some big profession! I saw on a split second on DNO from Portsmouth talking about how she past class with honors or some crap because of what she learn in Dominica.

      All lies!

      Forty hours in America is a work week; hence eighty is two weeks.

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      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        April 3, 2019

        If I may complete this: the duties of one drawing blood in any hospital from patients; or working  with some doctor in private practice, is limited to drawing blood only.

        Once the students are taught how to find a vein and shown how to make an incision (puncture) with a needle, that’s it!

        Employed in that position is all one does from the first day of employment to the day one retires, that’s all they do.

        It is a dead end job.

        The persons who’s job it is to draw blood do not analyzed the blood; it taken to a Lab, in the hospital, or sent out to a private laboratory for analysis to find whatsoever is in the human blood which caused their medical problems, hence treatments are determined.

        A nursing assistance job is much more flexible than drawing blood.

  2. Pipo
    April 1, 2019

    Would that be Dexter son.I know he was an undergraduate at All Saints but where did he complete his internship?

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      April 3, 2019

      How can an undergraduate be a medical doctor?

      Could that be another first only in Dominica?

      An undergraduate is a university, or college student who has not yet earned a bachelors or an equivalent degree or finished college, or university without a degree because they were not capable of graduating.

      That means they could not pass especially the final examination in whatever discipline they majored!

      I know a certain prime minister who could be considered an undergraduate, since he claim he graduated in a university where there is no record of him attending there, but simply to level the playing field he could be an undergraduate if he used another name!

      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!

      One cannot be medical doctor, or simply obtained a Ph. D;  if they did not graduate from some college or university.

      By the time one graduate medical school they have to cover no less than eight years, which does not include internship okay!

      To be a real doctor…

  3. Bwa-Banday
    March 30, 2019

    DNO where are the photos to accompany this story? We need to see faces so we don’t get conned again. I am hard-pressed to believe that a photo of the defendants are not available online……wow!

    ADMIN: We have since added a photo.

    • Bwa-Banday
      March 31, 2019

      Thanks Admin. We give you guys a lot of heat sometimes but let me give you guys accolades for honest reporting. Keep up the good work for without DNO we would be lost on may issues.

  4. Hope
    March 30, 2019

    Shame man! Ripping off people who are making the effort to better themselves! Shame!

  5. %
    March 30, 2019

    I know this man well..Things are tough on island, but despite that, you don’t go down that road of deception my Dr friend!!! I am disappointed in you!
    All is not lost for though!!!!..You can still redeem yourself and start all over again on the right path.
    S m g
    S m g
    L S m g n

    • Black man
      April 3, 2019

      I can’t comprehend how you took advantage of those struggling to make ends meet? Patients watch out

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