Barred Doctor Continues With Questionable Autism Therapy
Despite facing discipline from licensing boards in nine states, a doctor with a controversial brand of autism therapy continues to operate at least two clinics.
Mark Geier has either lost his medical license or had it suspended in California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Now, complaints are pending against him in Missouri, Illinois and Hawaii as well.
Nonetheless, he’s still able to practice at two of the eight clinics called ASD Centers he’s opened across the country.
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Geier has written that he uses Lupron — a testosterone suppressant used in patients with prostate cancer and for chemical castration — to treat those with autism. Other doctors say there’s no evidence to support the practice and medical boards have found the hormone therapy to be dangerous and abusive, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. To read more click here.