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Old 12-31-2015, 04:12 PM   #1
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PATH Medical Center
Address: 304 Park Ave S #6, New York, NY 10010
Web: pathmed.com



Dr. Eric Braverman


REVIEWS:

1) A Critical Look at Dr. Eric Braverman and his PATH Medical Clinic

2) Eric Braverman, MD - Doctors - Flatiron - New York, NY - Reviews - Yelp

3) Doctor Reviews - Dr. Eric Braverman, MD

4) PATH Medical Review - BBB Business Review




A Critical Look at Dr. Eric Braverman
and his PATH Medical Clinic


by Stephen Barrett, M.D.

Eric R. Braverman, M.D. (1957- ) is the founder and director of PATH Medical, a clinic that purports to focus on "brain health." (PATH is an acronym for "Place for Achieving Total Health.") He is also the founder and president of PATH Foundation NY, a non-profit organization described on its Web site as "devoted to establishing how the brain functions and using that information to develop practical diagnostic and treatment methods that improve wellbeing and increase longevity." [1] He also operates Total Health Nutrients, LLC, which markets dietary supplements online and within his office at 304 Park Avenue South in New York City. He hosts a weekly radio program and has written or co-authored about a dozen books about brain/body health and nutrition and a few on religious topics. A curriculum vitae posted on the PATH Medical Web site describes him as an "accomplished, world-renowned doctor, researcher, author, television and radio personality specializing in neurology, biochemistry, anti-aging, longevity, total health and wellness." [2] This report describes why I am skeptical about what he does.

Questionable Testing


There is good reason to believe that patients who seek services at PATH Medical are encouraged to undergo expensive tests that the scientific community would consider unnecessary. On "Larry King Live," Braverman has said that the clinic did "a brain health assessment on virtually everybody, because your brain health, your mind, your concentration, your memory, your brain's speed, your personality, your temperament, all impact your entire well being, and the course of every disease and the course of having a healthier life. . . When you treat the brain, you're impacting every illness in your entire life. But what's different about us is that we do a head-to-toe computerized exam. Every doctor in America knows that a head-to-toe physical is the way you make observations about health. But today, the computer can actually make a better examination than a manual physician." [12]
PATH Medical describes its Executive Health Program (EHP) as a "comprehensive head-to-toe examination in one day." Its components are said to include brain health assessments (including BEAM testing, which costs about $2,000), head-to-toe ultrasounds, a neuromuscular-skeletal review, and tests of more than 250 "medical and aging markers." [13] A few of these, such as blood lipid levels, are standard screening tests, but the vast majority have not been proven cost-effective. Ultrasound testing is an example. There are many situations where ultrasound can help doctors evaluate the structure or function of parts of the body in patients who are having symptoms. But the odds of finding something significant are much too small to justify its use in patients who have no symptoms. The cost of the Executive Health Program depends on the number of tests ordered. Six "levels are available: the "½ Silver Program," the "Silver Program ($10,000), the Platinum Program," the "Rose Diamond Program ($50,000), the "Diamond Program" ($75,000), and the "Elite Program" ($100,000).

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NYAG Announces Settlement With Manhattan Doctor’s Office For Alleged Deceptive Business Practices
Date of Action: 12/11/2014


The following describes a government action that has been resolved by either a settlement or a decision by a court or administrative agency. If the matter is being appealed, it will be noted below.

On December 11, 2014, the New York Attorney General's office announced an agreement with PATH Medical, P.C., that requires the Manhattan-based business to ensure patients receive accurate information about their financial responsibility before undergoing medical testing and other services. The settlement with PATH Medical, located at 304 Park Avenue South and owned by Dr. Eric Braverman, the host of a weekly radio program that often promotes his business, concludes an investigation by the Attorney General’s Health Care Bureau that alleged PATH Medical misrepresented to patients how much of the cost a health insurer was likely to cover, including for the extensive testing PATH Medical routinely conducted on new patients.

The Attorney General’s Health Care Bureau launched an investigation into PATH Medical in mid-2013 after receiving repeated complaints about the medical practice, including complaints from patients faced with unexpected out-of-pocket costs because insurance did not cover as much as they were led to believe. When their insurance either denied the claims in full or did not cover as much as they expected, the patients were suddenly responsible for the balance, sometimes totaling thousands of dollars. The investigation into PATH Medical revealed that the practice did not routinely provide patients with any documentation reflecting what tests and services were purchased, the charges for those tests and services, and what discounts were applied. Some patients also expressed difficulty and frustration with obtaining the results of their extensive testing, and patients sometimes incurred unexpected charges for discussing the results of that testing.

The settlement requires PATH Medical to reform its practices to ensure patients are provided with accurate information about their financial responsibility before they agree to undergo any testing or other services. In addition to reforms aimed at improving price transparency, the settlement requires PATH Medical to discontinue and modify other business practices that the Attorney General’s Office identified during the course of its investigation.

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PATH Medical Review - HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS in New York, NY - BBB Business Review - BBB serving Metropolitan New York, Long Island, and the Mid-Hudson Region


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1) Doctor accused of stealing court documents in custody fight

2) Doctor tried to bribe court clerk after failing to steal documents

3) Sarah Ferguson linked to controversial doctor

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New York’s attorney general subpoenaed records from Braverman’s medical practice in 2013 after receiving 20 complaints from patients about unnecessary testing and excessive billing.
4) Embattled Manhattan doc faces accusation of ‘quackery’

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The Manhattan comedian who rented his Chelsea pad through Airbnb -- only to find it had been used to for a wild orgy -- is now suing a high-profile doctor for $24 million, saying he intentionally misdiagnosed him with aluminum poisoning and low testosterone and then put him on a treatment that’s considered “quackery.”



Dr. Eric Braverman is escorted to Manhattan Central booking on Jan. 30, 2014. Photo: William Farrington


New York Post - Jan 30, 2014

A prominent Manhattan neurosurgeon whose patients include former Govs. George Pataki and David Paterson and actress Suzanne Somers was arrested Thursday for allegedly trying to steal confidential custody-case documents from a courtroom.

Dr. Eric Braverman and the in-house lawyer for his Park Avenue clinic, Diana Moyhi, were cuffed outside Matrimonial Judge Deborah Kaplan’s courtroom at Manhattan Civil Court on Centre Street at around 10 a.m., law-enforcement sources told The Post.

A court source told The Post that Braverman, 57, waited until the judge and his adversaries left the courtroom, then allegedly tried to distract a clerk and slip the documents to Moyhi, 28. But they were caught in the act, sources said. Court officers waited until the duo returned for another hearing Thursday to cuff them.

The charges carry a maximum jail sentence of seven years.


New York Post - December 3, 2015

The latest revelation came out at Dr. Eric Braverman’s misdemeanor bench trial for trying to purloin two one-page psych reports recommending that he not be permitted visitation with his three sons.

He’s charged with one count of attempted petit larceny and faces up to 90 days in jail.
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Old 02-13-2016, 01:42 PM   #2
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Dr. Eric Braverman - Photo: Gregory P. Mango


Park Avenue neurosurgeon Dr. Eric Braverman -- whose clients include former Gov. David Paterson and Suzanne Somers -- estimates he’s spent over $4.5 million and counting on his bruising divorce battle from his third wife, Darya.

Neurosurgeon could lose underwear in divorce battle | Page Six

Doctor tried to bribe court clerk after failing to steal documents



Neurosurgeon Dr. Eric Braverman allegedly tried to bribe a court clerk after he was caught red-handed trying to steal confidential custody documents related to his contentious multimillion-dollar divorce, it was revealed Thursday in court. - Photo: Pool Photo

The latest revelation came out at Dr. Eric Braverman’s misdemeanor bench trial for trying to purloin two one-page psych reports recommending that he not be permitted visitation with his three sons.

Doctor tried to bribe court clerk after failing to steal documents | New York Post
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Default Patient Sued Dr. Eric Braverman for Fraud

OLGA GILMARTIN,

Plaintiff,

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PATH MEDICAL PC., and ERIC BRAVERMAN,

Defendants.

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Index No.: 161809/13

VERIFIED COMPLAINT

Olga Gilmartin, a former patient, is suing Eric R. Braverman, M.D. and his clinic, PATH MEDICAL, on grounds of negligent misrepresentation; deceptive business practices/false advertising; fraudulent inducement and/or concealment; breach of contract; and unjust enrichment. The complaint (shown below) alleges that she was misled and improperly pressured into spending approximately $40,000 for tests and treatments that were inappropriate and produced no benefit, and that a hormone medication for which she paid $10,000 was not received.

Patient Sues Dr. Eric Braverman for Fraud



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1) New York’s attorney general subpoenaed records from Braverman’s medical practice in 2013 after receiving 20 complaints from patients about unnecessary testing and excessive billing.

2) The Manhattan Supreme Court suit claims Braverman withheld results of a sleep study that showed Teman had sleep apnea, so he could bilk him for $30,000 in bogus treatments.
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Hmmm, he is back in legal trouble...

Tribeca anti-aging doctor charged with sexually abusing woman

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2588461
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Last time I saw Braverman they were arresting him for stealing court documents from some local court.
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Doctor accused of attacking woman avoids jail time



Eric Braverman leaves Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday, Sept. 13. - Steven Hirsch

Doctor accused of attacking woman botches sweetheart plea deal

September, 2016 -- Dr. Eric Braverman, 57, pleaded guilty to harassment as a violation in Manhattan Criminal Court and is barred from having any contact with the victim.

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Scandal-ridden doctor blames bankruptcy on $5M divorce suit

March 14, 2017

Braverman has sunk $5 million into defending the divorce suit. The chapter 11 filing lists $10.6 million in assets and $20 million in liabilities.

In 2014, the doctor settled a consumer protection probe by the state AG for promising patients that $10,000 to $100,000 tests would be largely covered by insurance, when they were not.

“Despite his claims of insolvency he has admitted to the court that he recently enjoyed a respite on St. Bart’s at a multi-million dollar estate,” Darya Braverman’s attorney said.

Braverman’s attorney, Kevin Nash, said his client is already planning a comeback.

“That’s the focus of the bankruptcy. He wants to become prominent doctor again,” Nash said.

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My experience with Dr. Braverman was exactly like the two reviewers explained below......



A Z.
Centreville, VA
7/17/2017
..I firmly believe that this so called doctor, should have his license taken away, to say the least.
I went there for a visit and I paid cash $750. They ran nonsense tests on me and made me stay there for countless hours. After many hours, They, like money junkies, tried to sell me a 10K "plan". They were so blatantly trying to scam me, I felt raped! Once I told them that I was not going to pay them anything more than the $750 already paid (for bogus tests) Dr BRAVERMAN showed up and tried to convince me to get on board with the 10K plan again. After refusing one more time, HE, (Doctor BRAVERMAN) noticed I was wearing a ROLEX watch (5K value) and offered me to start the plan in exchange for the watch. I have never experienced anything like that, before and after.
After the visit, for which I paid, they kept calling and even sent me a bill asking thousands of dollars. A TRUE NIGHTMARE and a TOTAL FRAUD!



Glenn M.
Patchogue, NY
2/23/2017
All about the money.My pharmacy had called over 10 times ,no response.
Dr Braverman is a smart guy but always trying to upsell you. My doctors within my insurance network had followed up with the same if not better results. Disorganised organization and Dr Braverman is a 24 hour infomercial repeating the same thing over and over how the medical profession is completely out of control.
ALL hype expensive and unresponsive.
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During the massage, Eric Braverman, 59, allegedly inserted his fingers inside the patient. (ALEC TABAK/FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
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Park Avenue neurosurgeon arrested for sexually assaulting patient

The New York State Department of Health State Board for Professional Medical Conduct issued a warning Oct. 6 that Braverman’s medical license was in danger of being revoked.

A Park Avenue neurosurgeon was arrested for sexually assaulting a patient in his exam room, authorities said.

The victim told authorities the assault happened July 20 when Dr. Eric Braverman ushered her into his office, gave her a massage, and then inserted his fingers inside her.

Braverman, 59, who was busted on Halloween, had “no legitimate purpose” to touch the woman other than “for the purpose of degrading and abusing her,” according to his criminal complaint.

During Braverman’s Nov. 1 arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court, ADA Charles Kee asked for $5,000 bail, citing Braverman’s past troubles with the law, including a 2016 case in which he pleaded guilty to harassing a Texas woman who accused him of groping her.

Judge David Frey let Braverman leave on his own recognizance. He is due back in court Dec. 20.

https://nypost.com/2017/11/07/park-a...lting-patient/
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Rumor has it that they ARE taking his license as early as next month.
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