October 15, 2015

Seeking Victims in Unlicensed Medical Practitioner Case

Rick Van Thiel

 The FBI, in coordination with the Southern Nevada Health District and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, is seeking the public’s assistance to identify potential victims of an individual who was operating an unlicensed medical clinic.

Rick David Van Thiel, a 52-year-old male in Las Vegas, Nevada, is suspected of offering and performing numerous medical procedures without a valid medical license in a trailer located at 4928 East Monroe Avenue. Rick Van Thiel advertised his practice on numerous websites throughout the western region of the United States. Some questions to consider:

  • Did you, your child, or a spouse receive medical treatment from Rick Van Thiel at the location listed above?
  • Do you have knowledge or information regarding medical offers or procedures related to Rick Van Thiel?

If you answered yes to any of these questions or believe you or someone you know may have been victimized by Rick Van Thiel, the FBI requests that you come forward. A dedicated victim complaint line has been established for this investigation:

Seal of the Office for Victim Assistance Program with motto Fairness, Respect, Privacy.
  • Dial 1-800-506-1435 (select 0, and you will be forwarded to the appropriate extension), or dial 702-584-5800.

Victims may be eligible for certain services and rights under federal law.

Information obtained as a part of this investigation will be handled in accordance with medical privacy laws.