Tustin physician faces state self-discipline for false guarantees to treatment diabetes, hyperthyroidism – Orange County Register


The medical director of a high-profile health clinic in Tustin was charged with gross negligence by the state regulatory authorities.

Dr. Neil K. Hersh of Next Advanced Medicine faces a possible suspension or revocation of his license for failing to properly treat patients with diabetes and hyperthyroidism. This allegation was filed by the Medical Board of California in January.

Next Advanced Medicine has had problems in the past. Chiropractor Candice Hall was fined $ 500 by the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners for false advertising in 2014, and was fined $ 1,000 the next year.

The office is featured prominently in videos and seminars with its message of reversing type 2 diabetes and other diseases with its advanced treatments.

The Medical Board’s allegation said that in treating a male diabetic patient and a woman with thyroid disease, Hersh had failed to use adequate medical care and sold dietary supplements with no evidence that they were effective. The case is not yet scheduled for a hearing, the board said.

Hersh didn’t return any phone messages he’d left in his office.

According to the allegation, the 66-year-old diabetic patient attended a seminar where he was told that Next Advanced Medicine had reversed the effects of diabetes and eliminated the need for medication and insulin injections. The man was told that the clinic had “cured” diabetes in all but one patient, the document says.

The man signed up for a 14-visit program in August 2017 and bought supplements from the clinic with names like BioG Max and Super G Antioxidant. The man ended the program in 2018. The allegation said the man had undergone tests that were irrelevant to his condition.

Also listed was a 50-year-old with a thyroid disease who attended a seminar in 2018. Allegedly, she was told that Next Advanced Medicine could reduce her need for medication and improve her symptoms.

She also participated in a 14-visit program and bought the supplements that had no evidence of reducing her symptoms. She also underwent tests that were irrelevant to her thyroid condition.