The Westchester County doctor that may have exposed patients to HIV and Hepatitis B or C was reportedly facing a myriad of legal issues in multiple states, according to a News 12 report.
Last week, the New York State Department of Health issued an alert to patients of Dr. Timothy Morley that may have received an intravenous infusion, injection or a blood draw at Tomorrow Medicine locations in Mount Kisco or White Plains, cautioning them to get tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV.
According to the News12 report , Morley - whose license has been suspended pending a hearing scheduled for later this week - has a long list of pending financial and legal issues in multiple states, including nearly a dozen in Ohio, where he attended college. Morley also reportedly was hit with a federal tax lien that was issued in March for nearly $20,000.
Officials have said that the investigation into possible contamination at Morley's practices came about after four patients tested positive for the exact strain of Hepatitis C in the tri-state area and the only connection between all of the cases is Morley’s offices.
Before being shut down, Morley boasted that his practice specialized in “postponing what Mother Nature has in store for you,” or what he calls “healthy aging.”
In response to the incidents, Westchester County Commissioner of Health Sherlita Amler announced that Morley’s patients can call the Westchester County Department of Health at (914) 995-7499 to arrange free testing for the diseases.
In total nearly 70 people were reportedly tested in connection to the case, with the results of those tests expected to come by mail as soon as this week. Officials have said that hundreds of Morley’s patients may have been exposed to the diseases.
“As the health commissioner for Westchester County, I strongly encourage any of Dr. Timothy Morley’s patients who have received an intravenous infusion, injection or a blood draw to contact their healthcare provider to get tested for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV,” Amler stated. “I also want Dr. Morley’s patients to know that the Westchester County Department of Health stands ready to assist them by providing these tests at no cost at county facilities.”
Morley - an Ohio University graduate - said that his practice focuses on healthy aging and anti-aging practices using hormone education and balancing, focusing on preventative medicine, not traditional medicine.
“Traditional medicine essentially lets people get sick, and when they then get sick, traditional medicine treats their illness,” he said in a YouTube video promoting himself. “It makes more sense to me to stop the disease process from the beginning, catch it early and prevent it from occurring before it gets you sick.”
The doctor went on to say that an imbalance of hormones may lead to misdiagnoses of certain symptoms.
“I treat all kinds of diseases, many are hormone related. You’d be surprised at how many diseases there are that start with an imbalance of hormones,” he said. “Balancing hormones not only has short-term benefits of making you feel better and alleviating your symptoms, but there are also long-term benefits as well.
“Oftentimes, I have patients that want to ‘turn back the clock,’ so to speak,” he added. “But you can’t turn back the clock, but you can postpone what Mother Nature has in store for you with hormone balancing. You can feel younger, more alive, and more energetic.”
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