Eric R. Braverman

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Eric R. Braverman
BornDecember 28, 1957
NationalityAmerican
Alma materBrandeis University; New York University School of Medicine
Scientific career
FieldsAnti-aging
InstitutionsPATH Medical
Websitewww.pathmed.com

Eric R. Braverman (born December 28, 1957)[1] is an American physician, researcher, and author. He is the medical director of PATH (Place for Achieving Total Health) Medical and coordinator of clinical research for PATH Foundation NY, both of which are located in New York City.

Eric Braverman is listed by Quackwatch as a promoter of questionable health products.[2] Critics accuse Braverman of promoting quackery.[3][4]

Education[edit]

Braverman earned his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in 1979 and his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1983, and did subsequent residency and research at Greenwich Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.[5]

Career[edit]

Braverman has served as clinical assistant professor of integrative medicine in neurological surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College (2008–2013), assistant attending physician at Cabrini Medical Center, and instructor in psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.[6] He holds an appointment as Courtesy Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.[7]

Braverman is a member in other professional societies including the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, the American Neuropsychiatric Association, the Quantitative EEG Board, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.[8][9]

PATH[edit]

Braverman is the founder and medical director of the Place For Achieving Total Health (PATH) Medical where his focus is brain health,[10][11] and he promotes the use of hormone replacement therapy and dietary supplements.[12] Braverman operates Total Health Nutrients, Inc., and Total Health Nutrients, LLC, which market dietary supplements through PATH and online.[13]

New York Attorney General Action (2013-14)[edit]

Starting in September 2013, PATH Medical was investigated by the Office of the New York State of the Attorney General Health Care Bureau for deceptive and misleading business practices due to a large number of complaints to the OAG and disputes with credit card companies. The OAG found that PATH Medical had misrepresented the cost of treatment to patients by claiming insurance would cover as much as 80% of the cost of treatment, even while PATH Medical was aware that insurance was likely to deny claims. The OAG also found that patients were not provided documentation about what testing had been conducted at the time of treatment, and that many patients complained that they were being charged extra to review or discuss the results of those tests. Finally, the OAG found that PATH Medical used insecure methods such as personal email accounts to communicate private health information, including patient records. PATH Medical reached a settlement with the NY OAG in December 2014, called Assurance 14-222, promising to reform its practices to ensure that all consent forms would clearly indicate that patients will likely not receive insurance coverage for their treatment, that patients would receive an itemized receipt with costs and CPT codes before any treatment is conducted, and that PHI would no longer be sent via email.[14]

Lawsuits[edit]

Suspension of New Jersey Medical License[edit]

In July 1996, the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners suspended Braverman's license. The board found that Braverman, who had a practice near Princeton, repeatedly misdiagnosed his patients and prescribed them inappropriate treatments.[15][16]

Misdemeanor Larceny[edit]

In January 2015, the New York Post reported that Braverman and his divorce attorney Diana Moyhi were arrested for allegedly trying to steal confidential custody-case documents from a courtroom, and had been charged with tampering with public records and criminal contempt.[17] Braverman was found guilty of attempted petty larceny and sentenced to 15 days in jail plus a $175 fine. On the basis of this case, the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct charged Braverman with professional misconduct.[18]

Sexual Harassment[edit]

In 2016, the New York Post reported that Braverman had been arrested charged with one count of felony sex abuse. It was alleged that Braverman had molested a woman in his apartment in 2015.[19] A subsequent report stated that he had pleaded guilty to harassment and had been barred from further contact with the victim.[20] In 2017, the New York Post reported that Braverman had again been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a female patient at his office.[21]

Bankruptcy[edit]

In 2017, Braverman filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.[13] Braverman's bankruptcy filing has stayed his pending lawsuits.

Publications[edit]

  • Braverman, Eric R. (2004). Edge effect. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing co., Inc. ISBN 978-1402712050.
  • Braverman, Eric R.; Braverman, Dasha (2004). The Amazing Way to Reverse Heart Disease Naturally: Beyond the Hypertension Hype: Why Drugs Are Not the Answer (2nd ed.). Basic Health Publications, Inc. ISBN 978-1681626291.
  • Braverman, Eric R. (2009). Younger (thinner) you diet : how understanding your brain chemistry can help you lose weight, reverse aging, and fight disease. New York: Rodale. ISBN 978-1594867774.
  • Braverman, Eric R. (2007). Younger you : unlock the hidden power of your brain to look and feel 15 years younger. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0071466134.
  • Braverman, Eric R. (2011). Younger brain, sharper mind : a 6-step plan for preserving and improving memory and attention at any age. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale. ISBN 978-1605294223.
  • Braverman, Eric R.; Capria, Ellie (2012). Younger sexier you : enjoy the best sex of your life and look and feel years younger (Paperback ed.). [Emmaus, Pa.]: Rodale. ISBN 1609613511.
  • Shah, NR; Braverman, ER (2012). "Measuring adiposity in patients: the utility of body mass index (BMI), percent body fat, and leptin". PLoS ONE. 7 (4): e33308. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033308. PMC 3317663. PMID 22485140.
  • Braverman, ER; Blum, K (2013). "Evoked Potentials and Neuropsychological Tests Validate Positron Emission Topography (PET) Brain Metabolism in Cognitively Impaired Patients". PLoS ONE. 8 (3): e55398. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055398. PMC 3604004. PMID 23526928.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Loc Record". Library of Congress. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Promoters of Questionable Methods and/or Advice". Quackwatch. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  3. ^ "A Critical Look at Dr. Eric Braverman and his PATH Medical Clinic". Quackwatch. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  4. ^ "Embattled Manhattan doc faces accusation of ‘quackery’". New York Post. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  5. ^ "Anti-Ageing Conference London 2004 Speaker Biography". Antiagegingconference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  6. ^ "Guest Detail – Eric Braverman, MD". VoiceAmerica.com. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  7. ^ "Healthy Aging and Society: New Course Transmittal Form" on the University of Florida website. Accessed: June 19, 2014
  8. ^ "Fellowship in Anti-Aging Regenerative & Functional Medicine – Staff and Faculty". Faafm.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-06-20.
  9. ^ Jancin, Bruce (2011-04-14), "P300 Evoked Potential May Identify Early Brain Deterioration", Internal Medicine News, Internalmedicinenews.com, archived from the original on 2014-01-04, retrieved 2012-06-20
  10. ^ Davidovit, Aliza, "Dr. Eric Braverman" (PDF), Lifestyles Magazine, pp. 28–31, archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-31, retrieved 2012-06-20
  11. ^ Caruso, Donna (March 2007), "Wellness Profile: Breakthroughs to Create a 'Younger You'", Life Extension Magazine, retrieved 2012-06-20
  12. ^ Kiefer, Dale (March 2008), "Brave New World: Dr. Eric Braverman's Path to Earlier Detection and Treatment of Cognitive Decline", Life Extension Magazine, retrieved 2012-06-20
  13. ^ a b Braverman, Eric (6 March 2017). "Voluntary petition for bankruptcy. U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern Division of New York, Manhattan Division. Case No. 17-10524-smb, filed 3/6/17" (PDF). Casewatch. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Assurance 14-222" (PDF). Nyag-2014.pdf. Casewatch.org. December 2014. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  15. ^ Pristin, Terry (12 July 1996). "Radio Doctor Loses License". New York Times. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  16. ^ Barrett, Stephen (7 February 2015). "License Suspension of Eric R. Braverman, M.D. (1996-97)". Casewatch. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  17. ^ March, J; Conley, K (30 Jan 2015). "Doctor accused of stealing court documents in custody fight". New York Post. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Amended statement of charges. In the matter of Eric Braverman, M.D. New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct" (PDF). Casewatch. 5 Oct 2017. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  19. ^ Rosenberg, R (4 April 2016). "Doctor embroiled in contentious divorce busted for sex abuse". New York Post. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  20. ^ Rosenberg, R (22 September 2016). "Doctor accused of attacking woman avoids jail time". New York Post. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  21. ^ Cohen, S; Massarella, L (7 Nov 2017). "Park Avenue neurosurgeon arrested for sexually assaulting patient". New York Post. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

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