Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stephen Barrett- Casewatch.org Review

Three years ago I was working for an FDA approved alternative cancer treatment called Hyperthermia. I was the webmaster and IT guy.

The doctor called me one day and asked me: : "Is the website up? We are not getting ANY calls from new-potential patients" At that time 75% of the patients came from the internet.

I checked, traffic was as good as usual, about 500 unique visitors a week, but I found something disturbing in the first page of Google: when you Google the name of the doctor owner of the clinic, there was a website named "casewatch.org" coming up first and second, posting an accusation against our doctor by the medical board. Stephen Barret "forgot" to say that the Medical Board closed the case leaving the doctor in full capacity to practice medicine.

Stephen Barrett's miss lead Casewatch and Quackwatch readers, writing about the accusations the patients file before the medical board, and he does not post when the cases are resolved. You can see it your self on his posts.

When a lawyer contact him, Stephen Barrett makes fun of the lawyer and post all the private correspondence on his site. He has no discrimination or sense of understanding, as well as no idea what is he commenting about. His ignorance on the Alternative and Complementary medicine are without LIMITS.

I was puzzle to learn how much power that casewatch.org site had.

I browsed through it and I found more than 200 posting done by Stephen Barrett MD, owner of the casewatch.org site, discrediting alternative medicine doctors, and ONLY ALTERNATIVE medicine!

I was disturbed by learning that prestigious doctors like Deepak Chopra, MD and others were the target of Stephen Barrett, MD.

I have never seen such a malice done in the internet!

Why Stephen Barrett is doing that? Discrediting other colleges for what?

I found out later that Stephen Barrett relinquished to his Psychiatrist medical license and dedicated his life, energy, and time (not his money) to just criticize most of the alternative medicine practitioners without even knowing about the subject!

Here are some links that will shed some light to the subject. Just Google Stephen Barrett MD:

I would like to ask you to post your comments after you do your home work, educating your self about Stephen Barret. Thanks!

Stephen Barrett, M.D.: Interview By Chiropractic Journal Editor

- May 24
Interview of Dr. Stephen Barrett By a Chiropractic Journal Editor (1983). In 1983, the ACA Journal of Chiropractic published a series of interviews with ...

Is Stephen Barrett a Quack? Quackwatch by Ray Sahelian, M.D. ...

- May 24
"Stephen Barrett, M.D., a retired psychiatrist who resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has achieved national renown as an author, editor, and consumer ...

Stephen Barrett - Tim Bolen's Millions of Health Freedom Fighters ...

- May 24
De-licensed MD Stephen Barrett. What kind of man would drop out of the medical profession and dedicate his life to STOPPING advancement in the health ...


Stephen Barrett, M.D.. NAET is a bizarre system of diagnosis and treatment based on the notion that allergies are caused by "energy blockage" that can be ...


Morse Mehrban, Esq. (SBN 169082) Marc Angelucci, Esq. (SBN 211291 ...

- May 24
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referred to “De-licensed MD Stephen Barrett – who makes ... photo, stating, “Stephen Barrett, M.D., who now faces a lawsuit ...

Quackbuster, Stephen Barrett, MD, loses appeal and leaves home town

- May 24
Jan 22, 2008 ... Quackbuster, Stephen Barrett, MD, loses appeal and leaves home town. Following is an excerpt from a press release sent by Betty Martini ...

Dr. Stephen Barrett of Quackwatch Exposed In Court Cases, critic ...

- May 24
Oct 13, 2005 ... Court Case: Stephen Barrett, M.D. vs. Tedd Koren, D.C. and Koren Publications, Inc. Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County for the State of ...

There is a lot more. I leave it to you to research about Stephen Barrett.

I would like to ask you to post your comments after you do your home work, educating your self about Stephen Barret.

Thank you very much!!!


  1. Stephen Barrett is a very sad human being. The worst part is that there are many more monsters like him paying him to do what he does.

  2. I agree with you Christie. I'm wondering what are the interest those people have to do this, attack the alternative and complementary medical communities without knowing what they are doing, and inflicting a reputation damage for not understandable reason

  3. The man, I suspect is paid by someone to cast doubt on other treatments. From what I have been able to research, his claims are without merit, and he is holding himeself out as an expert when in fact he is not. The reader is better served by looking at the accusations Mr. Barrett is making, and understand, that something else besides truth is driving the man. I would suggest follow the money...and how does a man such as Mr Barrett, make such claims, and not be confronted by the FDA, AMA, and other organizations? It makes me question Mr. Pizzo who is hosting the site. He's a lawyer and should know better.

  4. The sad thing is people believe everything they read on the internet or in the news. There are very creative writers and speakers but they don't always speak the truth or even know it.

  5. I respect the opinions of skeptics who are seekers of truth, and humble to their limitations, but some invest their egos and turn skepticism into a religion. I am all for skeptics who expose clearly fraudulent devices, practices, or practitioners with the goal of helping others, but some get a power trip or sense of security compulsively explaining away even positive results in studies. If one wanted to, they could decide that diet and exercise was quackery, and find whatever biased evidence or logic they could to support that decision. We had to do that in model parliament. The reason this is a crime is that it limits people’s options who could be getting the effective help they need. I have found things that work and don’t work in both traditional and alternative medicine. If it weren’t for acupuncture, I would still be crawling out of bed on my hands and knees for an hour from a slipped disk, as I did for 3 years. It hasn’t worked for things not nerve related, and not every acupuncturist could do this, but it has made me a reasonably functional human being, and for me, that’s huger than theory.

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