Brian Clement, head director of Florida Health Spa, has reportedly represented himself as a doctor and treated leukemia patient Makayla Sault and J.J., an unidentified 11-year-old girl still fighting her disease. Sault attended the Hippocrates Health Institute where Clement treated her. Sault stopped chemotherapy after leaving McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton in order to attend the Hippocrates Health Institute where she died last month as a result of a relapse. “We’ve had more people reverse cancer than any other institute in the history of healthcare,” Clement said to a group of potential customers. This led the Canadian mother of 11 year old Sault to believe Clement could save her daughter. Mother of J.J. also believed Clement could save her daughter and should abandon her daughter’s chemo, after hearing Clement tell her “Oh yes, no problem we can help her.”
Clement denied saying this to the parent. Ontario’s coroner’s office is concluding an investigation of documents collected by CBC News. According to the Florida Department of Health, the director of Hippocrates Health Institute treated the two children fighting leukemia with “unproven and possibly dangerous therapies.” Clement was fined and ordered to pay $3,738 for misrepresenting himself as a medical doctor and given 30 days to respond.
Source: Connie Walker and Marnie Luke, “Brian Clement, Hippocrates Health Institute head, ordered to stop practising medicine ,” CBC News, February 24, 2015, http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/brian-clement-hippocrates-health-institute-head-ordered-to-stop-practising-medicine-1.2968780.
Student Researcher: Jessica Sherman (Indian River State College)
Faculty Evaluator: Elliot D. Cohen, PhD (Indian River State College)