Police say 'Dr-X-Ray' practiced medicine without license

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

He calls himself a Russian intuitive, claiming to diagnose peoples' ailments just by looking at them.

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Enough is Enough

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Nov 6, 2007
 
How about arresting all of those so called religious zealots who claim to be able to heal in the name of G-d? At least this Bozo never claimed to be a licensed Dr. nor did he prescribe any federally scheduled narcotics.

The people who believed in him are more guilty than he is. The are guilty of stupidity
Lucifer Peccato

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Nov 6, 2007
 
Enough is Enough wrote:
How about arresting all of those so called religious zealots who claim to be able to heal in the name of G-d? At least this Bozo never claimed to be a licensed Dr. nor did he prescribe any federally scheduled narcotics.
The people who believed in him are more guilty than he is. The are guilty of stupidity
While I am thrilled that our law enforcement agencies and the medical profession are finally paying attention to this pseudo-scientific garbage, I'd have to disagree with you as far as the "...guilty of stupidity" remark goes.

The people that practice this crap are professional con-artists, we are all capable of being fooled by a con game. I know this seemes like an obvious con to you; however, the people that buy into this are desparate and willing to try anything to cure what ails them.

I hope to hear about more arrests of this nature.

Luke Peccato
Eric

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Nov 6, 2007
 
I guess Boca ran out of robbers, killers and rapists to arrest. With all the serious crime in S. Florida, it's a little hard to understand how this quack became Job 1 for the police.
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Nov 6, 2007
 
You people don't know what the f*ck you are talking about! I am a 38 year old who has had debilitating ailments for the past 4 years. Some days I am so sick that I cannot leave my bed. I have seen dozens of specialists including a trip to the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. After giving up all hope, I was directed to Dr. Gregory through a friend. I am amazed to say that this guy is legitimate. Within two months after seeing Dr. Gregory, I was back on my feet and had hope for the first time in years. I want to note that I am the biggest skeptic when it comes to hocus pocus medicine. I am also a well educated man with a PHD, not very religious. His gift is truly a miracle. Dr. Gregory provided answers where ALL traditional medicine had failed me. So for those of you that are rushing to judgment, shame on you!
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Nov 6, 2007
 
This arrest is ridiculous. It says that he never said he was a licensed doctor and it seems like he gave accurate readings. And the key here is "readings". He is a medical intuitive. Come on-please. Anyone with half a brain knows that an intuitive is giving their opinion as they see it. If Dr. Rosenberg was smart he would get Dr. Gregory in his office and have him stand behind a curtain so that he could read his patients. Maybe then their wouldnt be so many malpractice suits agains our lousy Florida Doctors who pump you full of medicines that kill you because they cant figure out what the heck is wrong.
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Nov 6, 2007
 
Take care of all your medical and dental needs at the Swap Shop parking lot.
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Nov 6, 2007
 
Eric wrote:
I guess Boca ran out of robbers, killers and rapists to arrest. With all the serious crime in S. Florida, it's a little hard to understand how this quack became Job 1 for the police.
I guess con-artists are not even legitimate theives anymore?
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Nov 6, 2007
 
Dave Mitchell wrote:
You people don't know what the f*ck you are talking about! I am a 38 year old who has had debilitating ailments for the past 4 years. Some days I am so sick that I cannot leave my bed. I have seen dozens of specialists including a trip to the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. After giving up all hope, I was directed to Dr. Gregory through a friend. I am amazed to say that this guy is legitimate. Within two months after seeing Dr. Gregory, I was back on my feet and had hope for the first time in years. I want to note that I am the biggest skeptic when it comes to hocus pocus medicine. I am also a well educated man with a PHD, not very religious. His gift is truly a miracle. Dr. Gregory provided answers where ALL traditional medicine had failed me. So for those of you that are rushing to judgment, shame on you!
hmmm...I am glad that the con worked out fine for you. "They" say the best con is one where the person doesn't even know s/he has been duped (or refuses to believe s/he was duped). I am not 100% convinced that you wouldn't have gotten better eventually on your own. Funny thing about the body, it tends to have mechanisms that cause us to heal (or adjust to changes) over time. By the way, I am not impressed by the fact you have a PHD. It doesn't mean that you can't be fooled. There have been several formal and informal studies that show that PHD's are just as likely (if not more likely) to be fooled as anyone else. Part of this is due to arrogance (ie. " I have a PHD, I am beyond being fooled"). I sincerely hope that you continue with your recovery and that you are feelintg much better soon.

Luke
Lucifer Peccato

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Nov 6, 2007
 
Bernie Goldberg wrote:
This arrest is ridiculous. It says that he never said he was a licensed doctor and it seems like he gave accurate readings. And the key here is "readings". He is a medical intuitive. Come on-please. Anyone with half a brain knows that an intuitive is giving their opinion as they see it.
The key is that he diagnosed diseases; just because he didn't use the word "diagnose" doesn't mean that he didn't disuade people from getting real scientifically based treatments. Addtionally, the people that practice this game are very clever. They probably have a better understanding of psychology than most. They pray upon desparate people and take their money. They also know how to keep their marks coming back for more. This is nothing more than a very elaborate hoax. There have been "snake oil" salespeople for over 200 years now. They learn from others' mistakes and get better at the game year after year. Apparently this wasn't the first time this predator has been investigated.
... Maybe then their wouldnt be so many malpractice suits agains[t] our lousy Florida Doctors who pump you full of medicines that kill you because they cant figure out what the heck is wrong.
...maybe you need to read this article again. Although it wasn't the focus of this investigation, it seems as though this predator recommended medications too. Why is this ok for the con artist and not real doctors?
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Nov 6, 2007
 
I have aleopecia..a skin/hair condition where my hair falls out in a circular pattern. I went to a medical doctor in Durham, N.C., "the city of medicine". I had a huge bald spot on my head and started to cry when talking to the Dr. All he did was look at me and said i was clinically depressed...ALL HE DID WAS LOOK AT ME...no tests no blood tests...he prescribed an anti-depressant...which i took..and had such a bad reaction...feelings of suicide...so to get to the point...a "medical doctor" can just look at you and give you mind altering drugs..who's practicing medical intuitiveness without a license?? Dr Gregory listened to me and gave me herbs which i made into a tea...i relaxed instead of tripping my balls off....if the under cover agent went into a med. doc. office and complained of back pain..fake pain...he'd walk out w/a powerful pain med...which he didn't need and our "overstressed " insurance co.'s would pay for...hmm.
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Nov 6, 2007
 
Dr Gregory does not practice medicine as defined by traditional standards. Why can't we have the freedom of choice as to who we go to for help? Traditional medicine is not 100%. Acupuncturists help many people. They diagnose. They don't have M.D.'s. Will the police now round up all of them?
I could see arresting him if he lied about his credentials. He never did. He does not impersonate an M.D., nor a dentist. He does not prescribe medicine.
Sounds like a jealous M.D. reported him.
Poor man left Russia to seek a better life like many now in this country. I wonder how similar the US of today is to the USSR of yesterday?
Why do they want to find people treated by him? I don't know anyone that has gone to him that has complained about him. Ever. Honest, ethical and unconventional. That's what he's guilty of. Being unconventional.
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Nov 6, 2007
 
Interesting that Lucifer plays the devils advocate
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Nov 6, 2007
 
To Lucifer:

If you are not impressed by someone with a Ph.D., why do you care if Dr. Gregory has an MD or not?
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Nov 6, 2007
 
Sometimes you meet a man that is so special you can't believe the good fortune to be able to be in his presence. That is who Dr. Gregory is to me. He was the man who put a diagnosis together when 12 other medical doctors couldnt connect the dots. And when his diagnosis was right on-I could sit with a "real" doctor and get confirmation-and then get pills that didnt work-only to try Dr. Gregorys tea suggestions, which worked like a charm. I wanted to not believe. I wanted to go the traditional route. Believe me. I wanted a pill for a cure. But sometimes God has other plans. Dr. Gregory never claimed EVER that he was a licensed practitioner. Nor did he EVER tell me that I had to take the teas or use his oils. He told me what each herb was for and then created a paper with a tea on it-I always had a choice as to fill the order or not. This is a witch hunt and a lot of people are going to react with narrow minds. I know-I would have been one of them if I hadn't had the opportunity to meet, and be seen by Dr. Gregory. Keep your mind open. Dont twist my words on this post.
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Nov 8, 2007
 
"Dr." Gregory did not practice medicine with me or with others I know, but his advice definitely improved our lives.
One friend could hardly walk or get up from a chair; now
she has no problem due to using the special oils; another who changed diet has never felt better; his advice to me personally has improved dramatically my quality of life. He has helped so many people I know that it is a travesty of justice to deny his continuing to practice his psychic healing. He made it clear he was not a medical doctor and did not put MD after his name. The manner in which the officials have treated him is inhumane as he is a good person.

For example, my having chronic bronchitis has required numerous visits to regular physician which resulted in
antibiotics--over and over. Dr. Gregory advised me not to eat mushrooms, pork or shellfish and that made a tremendous difference in my quality of life.
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Mar 28, 2008
 
full head of hair wrote:
I have aleopecia..a skin/hair condition where my hair falls out in a circular pattern. I went to a medical doctor in Durham, N.C., "the city of medicine". I had a huge bald spot on my head and started to cry when talking to the Dr. All he did was look at me and said i was clinically depressed...ALL HE DID WAS LOOK AT ME...no tests no blood tests...he prescribed an anti-depressant...which i took..and had such a bad reaction...feelings of suicide...so to get to the point...a "medical doctor" can just look at you and give you mind altering drugs..who's practicing medical intuitiveness without a license?? Dr Gregory listened to me and gave me herbs which i made into a tea...i relaxed instead of tripping my balls off....if the under cover agent went into a med. doc. office and complained of back pain..fake pain...he'd walk out w/a powerful pain med...which he didn't need and our "overstressed " insurance co.'s would pay for...hmm.
I am so glad you posted this---I am a medical school student and have personally studied with Dr. Gregory as well. I have been deathly ill myself and told by numerous doctors practicing western medicine that nothing could be done for me. So, I did nothing and progressively became more ill. I finally turned to alternative medicine. My health has returned 150%. You who scorn the practices of this man are the most ignorant of all. Until you have experienced his work you had better keep your mouths shut. Your negativity and ignorance are far more toxic than this mans genuine desire to help people.
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Sep 18, 2008
 
What is a crime here is that people's free choice to seek alternative treatment (in addition to their doctor) is being mandated and taken away. People should be able to seek alternative treatment if they so choose knowing that this is not a dr. It is their right, whether you think it is right or wrong, it should still be their choice! It's no different then getting a massage for a back ache. The police need to spend their time going after the quacks that preform plastic surgery illegally, etc.. This guy didn't hurt anyone, never did anything invasive or claim to cure or be a dr. Spend your time arresting real criminals and leave this guy alone!
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Apr 25, 2011
 
Dave Mitchell wrote:
You people don't know what the f*ck you are talking about! I am a 38 year old who has had debilitating ailments for the past 4 years. Some days I am so sick that I cannot leave my bed. I have seen dozens of specialists including a trip to the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. After giving up all hope, I was directed to Dr. Gregory through a friend. I am amazed to say that this guy is legitimate. Within two months after seeing Dr. Gregory, I was back on my feet and had hope for the first time in years. I want to note that I am the biggest skeptic when it comes to hocus pocus medicine. I am also a well educated man with a PHD, not very religious. His gift is truly a miracle. Dr. Gregory provided answers where ALL traditional medicine had failed me. So for those of you that are rushing to judgment, shame on you!
Well said! I also went to DR. Gregory and sent a few dear family members to him. He was completely accurate in pinpointing what was going on with them. People do need to be more open minded about things they don't understand rather than being so judgemental. BTW - I too am not stupid, am a career woman, with two degrees in Psychology and Counseling.
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Aug 30, 2011
 
Hum,I wonder why they call traditional medicine,medical practice? Sure it can can some people,but not all.Seeing is believing,but sometimes believing is seeing.We all are unique individuals.Western medicine tends to treat us all the same.We are not.I almost died from a reaction to a prescribed drug.Dr.Gregory diagnosis was confirmed by an MD.Always trust your intuition.It is your inner truth.
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Dec 15, 2011
 
I had a pain in my side for many months. I went to Dr. Greogry, he told me what it was without my even telling him where it hurt. He told me how to treat it, and within days it was gone. I love Dr. Gregory, and know he is wildly talented and his talent has been proven on a t.v. show where he gave an accurate MRI without seeing an exray. I am glad that I know how to get a hold of Dr. Gregory. I have his number, and intend to call him for an appointment to ask him how to treat the pain in my legs.

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