Mark Geier’s license suspended in Florida, revoked in Indiana

22 Aug

Dr. Mark Geier is well known within the alternative-medicine and vaccine-causation segments of the autism communities. As a practitioner, Dr. Geier is probably best known for therapies purporting to treat autism through approaches claiming to work on removing mercury. The idea that mercury is involved in autism etiology is a failed hypothesis on it’s own. But Dr. Geier’s treatment ideas included a frankly incredible notion that mercury is bound in the body by testosterone, so, he hypothesized, by reducing the body’s production of this hormone, one could better remove the mercury. To reduce testosterone, Dr. Geier proposed (and prescribed) drugs such as Lupron. It is not a bad idea–it is a series of bad idea. Very bad ideas.

These ideas are so poor in concept that it is difficult to get insurance companies to pay for Lupron for reducing mercury in the body. In an apparent move to avoid this difficulty, Dr. Geier diagnosed autistic children with precocious puberty. Dr. Geier’s methods were lacking and due to this and other factors, Dr. Geier’s license came under suspension in his home state of Maryland.

Dr. Geier was licensed in many states. When a doctor faces disciplinary action in his home state, he is supposed to report those actions to other states where he holds a license. As Catherina reports in Bad month for the Geiers: Mark R. Geier’s medical license suspended in Florida, Dr. Geier appears to have failed to inform Florida in a timely manner. The full decision is linked on the Just the Vax site, and also can be found here.

Todd W. of Harpocrates Speaks further notes that Dr. Geier’s license had been revoked–not suspended, revoked–in Indiana. In Mark “Castrate ‘Em” Geier’s License Suspended – Part 7 Todd W. notes:

Indiana also made a further step, going beyond mere suspension to actually revoking his license in that state. The revocation comes because he failed to appear before the board regarding his suspension, thereby defaulting on any appeal to their decision. The final order, dated July 5, 2012 further imposed a $5 fee and a fine of $3,000.

Further reading about the “Lupron Protocol” can be found at Neurodiversity.com, where Kathleen Seidel’s thorough reporting was the first to expose many of the questionable practices.

If I understand correctly, Dr. Geier remains licensed in both Illinois, Missouri and Hawai’i. However, he faces more charges in his home state of Maryland.

Missouri notes the fact that Dr. Geier has faced license suspension in other states. His license is up for renewal there Jan 31, 2013. In Illinois, his license is active, with a notation that he has not been “ever disciplined”. His license comes up for renewal there July 30, 2014. His Hawai’i license is “current, valid and in good standing” and valid through 01/31/2014.


by Matt Carey

(note, the last paragraph was added shortly after this article was published)

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11 Responses to “Mark Geier’s license suspended in Florida, revoked in Indiana”

  1. brian August 22, 2012 at 05:41 #

    The revocation of Geier’s licences in Indiana could have serious ramifications.

    As I understood it from discussions with the medical board in my state, it is common for states to simply reflect the decisions of the medical boards in other states; thus if one state suspends an individual’s medical license, other states may also suspend the license for that individual–but, similarly, if a license is revoked in one state, other states may be likely to similarly revoke that individual’s license.

  2. Catherina August 22, 2012 at 07:28 #

    “In Illinois, his license is active, with a notation that he has not been “ever disciplined”.

    I saw yesterday as well and I don’t understand why that is. It could certainly mean that Mark Geier has not let the Illinois board know about his other suspensions and the revocation of his licences in Indiana (a omission that was the main part of the proceedings in Florida).

  3. Todd W. August 22, 2012 at 11:51 #

    It should be noted that there is a complaint against him in Hawaii. A petition was filed against him for failing to disclose the disciplinary actions in other states, so that one may be going soon.

  4. mikemawords August 23, 2012 at 11:13 #

    It is nice to see that while justice for the harmed children is slow, it is headed in the right direction. Are any insurance companies looking at pursuing fraud claims for all the misdiagnosed precocious puberty claims?

  5. mikemawords August 24, 2012 at 21:45 #

    If I understand the ‘more charges’ link, Geier wrote scripts after his license was suspended.

    I am reminded of the joke, “I still had checks in my checkbook so I thought there was money in my account.” Geier still had pages left in his script pad? Or maybe his son did the prescribing. He never had a license but that didn’t seem stop him before.

    • Todd W. September 7, 2012 at 20:01 #

      @mikemawords

      Geier did indeed write prescriptions after his license was suspended. When the suspension went into effect, he was supposed to surrender all of his prescription pads.

  6. Marge August 27, 2012 at 09:45 #

    “What is very clear is that the Maryland Board of Physicians sees itself as above the law – and is heading for a major fall. Whether that fall comes from the Maryland legislature, from the Governor’s office, or from the court system remains to be seen.

    What could happen? A lot. Many States have taken hard action against recalcitrant licensing boards. In California, for instance, the legislature forced a two-year monitor on the board, releasing the board only after it adopted the monitor’s recommendations. California also, shut down the entire Dental Board one time, firing all of the board members – and the Governor appointed all new members.

    What it really means is that the Maryland legislature has given the Geiers a huge gift they can use against the board and its staff in Federal Court. For, the legislature has made it publicly clear that the board is operating outside of DUE PROCESS.

    The Maryland Board of Physicians is DEAD MEAT.”
    http://www.bolenreport.com/Mark%20Geier/marylandmedboardexpose.htm

    • Sullivan (Matt Carey) August 27, 2012 at 14:41 #

      The “huge gift” the Maryland medical board gave the Geiers was in taking so long bwfore acting. The original complaint was years back.

      I’ll skip following a link to the bolin report. He does shoe that one canwrote pretty much anything and people will believe it.

      Edit to change a modelling of Bolin

    • Lawrence August 27, 2012 at 16:15 #

      So Marge – you a big fan of Chemical Chelation & Chemical Castration then?

    • mikemawords August 27, 2012 at 16:54 #

      @Marge,
      You are a big fan of Lupron and insurance fraud? The board, if anything, was too lenient and, as stated earlier, way too slow.

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