Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Corporation of Napa Valley, a corporation et al.

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In the Matter of Obstetrics and Gynecology Medical Corporation of Napa Valley, a corporation; Bryan Henry, M.D., R. Bruce Scarborough, M.D., Anthony King, M.D., individually, and as officers of said corporation; Dario Gambetta, M.D.; Jerome Solomon, M.D.; and Cheryl Henry, M.D., individually.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0110153

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

A doctors’ group consisting of nearly every obstetrician and gynecologist with active medical staff privileges at the two general acute care hospitals in Napa County, California settled charges that they restrained price and other competition by engaging in illegal agreements to fix fees and other terms of dealing with health care insurance plans. According to the complaint issued with the consent order, the doctors refused to deal with the third party payers except on collectively determined terms. The consent order not only prevents the doctors from engaging in similar practices in the future but also requires the dissolution of the group.