A 69-year-old Encino physician was sentenced today to two years in jail for prescribing various narcotic drugs without a legitimate medical need, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dennis Landin sentenced Dr. Yahya Hedvat to a total of seven years, but suspended five. He ordered the Encino physician, who operated a medical clinic called “Urgent Care,” to surrender to court on Feb. 18 to begin serving his sentence.

In November, Hedvat pleaded no contest to all 11 counts contained in two cases, BA428107 and BA414896. He also admitted the allegation that he was out on bail when a second case was filed in August. Deputy District Attorneys John Niedermann and

 

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