Dr. David Minkoff is a quack in Clearwater, Florida who was disciplined by the Florida Board of Medicine after the death of Lisa McPherson, a fellow Scientologist. His license was suspended for one year and he was fined $10,000.
Minkoff was also the subject of a lawsuit regarding Lisa McPherson’s death. He paid $100,000 to settle the suit.
Minkoff operates the LifeWorks Wellness Center in Clearwater, which advertises a number of discredited treatments, such as ozone therapy and homeopathy.
Minkoff has also been associated with the pseudoscience groups ACAM and Scientology.
Quackwatch: Disciplinary Action against David Minkoff, M.D.
St. Petersburg Times: Doctor settles his part of wrongful death suit
Seattle Times: Public never warned about dangerous device
Tony Ortega on Scientology: What you’ll find on the menu at the clinic run by a physician who’s also a Scientologist
Scientology Critical Information Directory: David Minkoff
Florida Board of Medicine: David Minkoff Final Order, Administrative Complaint, and other documents
California Medical Board: David Minkoff Discipline
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation: David Minkoff Malpractice Claim