About Dr. Roy Shelburne
Dr. Roy Shelburne graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Dentistry and opened his practice "back home" in his grandfather's hardware store building, practicing there for 27 years. He served as president of the Southwest Virginia Dental Society and volunteered at Virginia's various Mission of Mercy projects across the state. Dr. Shelburne has also been a short-term missionary with the Baptist Medical Missions International to Honduras.
Dr. Shelburne became aware that he was a target of an investigation when on October 24, 2003, the FBI broke down the back door of his office and confiscated all of his business and dental records.
Over the course of the next 3 years, every aspect of his life was subjected to the closest scrutiny. Roy was indicted in October 2006 and was found guilty of healthcare fraud, racketeering and money laundering in March of 2008. He was sentenced to 24 months in Federal Prison and was ordered to pay fines and restitution. Upon his release from Federal Custody in May of 2010, he served a 3 year period of supervised probation.
During the investigation and trial, it became apparent that his records, billing and coding systems were faulty. The Court stated that his case was intended to send a message to the healthcare community, and Dr. Shelburne has decided to share his message to educate others, to prevent the same from happening to them.
As a speaker, writer and consultant, Dr. Shelburne specializes in teaching a defensive system approach to record keeping and business systems, offering protection from incomplete and faulty records.