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Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Brian Lynch, defense attorney Salvatore Bellomo, Alan “Dr. Al” Lupinacci Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia
Alan “Dr. Al” Lupinacci Photo Credit: Mary K. Miraglia

WYCKOFF, N.J. -- Former radio show host Alan “Dr. Al” Lupinacci of Wyckoff is seeking all the medical records for every patient he treated as he fights charges of practicing medicine and conducting surgery without the license he lost after being convicted of sexually assaulting female patients in Passaic County.

Defense attorney Salvatore Bellomo said the records are necessary to prepare Lupinacci's case.

“It is a lot of photocopying," responded Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Brian Lynch, saying he needed time to fulfill the sudden request.

Superior Court Judge James J. Guida set a Jan. 11 status conference to assess the progress.

Lupinacci, 68 -- whose weekly live radio show “Learn to be Healthy,” aired on WMCA New York 570 AM -- lost his license to practice after pleading guilty in 1995 to 10 counts of criminal sexual contact with female patients at his office in what was then called West Paterson (now Woodland Park).

Authorities said he talked dozens of women into gynecological exams not for their health but for his own gratification. In one case, they said, a woman came to him for a sore throat. In another, they said, he conducted digital exams on a woman who brought her daughter in for a check-up.

Lupinacci served a year in prison and was ordered by a judge in 2004 to never practice again -- a decision upheld by a higher New Jersey court a year later.

Bergen County authorities arrested Lupinacci in 2012, accusing him of practicing “alternative cancer therapy” under the pseudonym Dr. Alan Woods for two years at The Institute for Natural Health and Wellness on Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff

He also conducted the 50-minute “Learn to be Healthy” program every Saturday for five years until Christmas Eve 2011, authorities said. It was streamed live, archived online and made available as an app.

Lupinacci charged $375 for an an initial three-hour meeting, with follow-ups at $125 an hour, and sold clients various vitamins and nutritional supplements through his web site, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said at the time.

A judge ordered Lupinacci held on $100,000 bail following the Jan. 17, 2012 arrest. He was released hours later after posting it.

A grand jury in Hackensack indicted Lupinacci this past February.

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