Saturday, March 26, 2011

Harch Hyperbarics Warns Patients About HBOT Fraudsters

HyperbaricLink did not receive this important February 14 announcement until Harch Hyperbarics joined the twitterverse earlier this week. We reprint the blogpost here in its entirety:

BEWARE ALL PATIENTS SEEKING Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)! With increasing regularity hyperbaric facilities, their staff, and physicians have been marketing and announcing their services with statements to patients claiming training by Dr. Harch, consulting services with Dr. Harch, use of "Harch Protocols" only, business and collaborative relationships with Dr. Harch, etc. All of these claims are FRAUDULENT. All contractual relationships with Dr. Harch will be listed on HBOT.COM website only and/or links provided to the contractors from our website. Any representation of a business relationship with Dr. Harch not mentioned on this website is a misrepresentation and attempt to defraud the patient. We would request your reporting this to us since patients have been harmed by individuals practicing medicine without a license. Clinics are luring patients for hyperbaric oxygen therapy without proper training or knowledge claiming safety and effectiveness based on a relationship with Dr. Harch. These clinics are claiming detailed knowledge of the practice of hyperbaric medicine, in particular, the neurological application of HBOT based on a professional or personal relationship with Dr Harch. Please do not hesitate to call us for clarification. Dr Harch's private office (504)309-4948 or (504)304-5877.

We run across similarly deceptive practices all the time. HBOT fraudsters are some of the most active healthcare marketers on the web, and we work hard to keep them out of our directory of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment Centers. More soon to follow when we publish our Editorial Policies and Principles.

O2.0 is the news blog of HyperbaricLink, the independent web guide to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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