Public Health Officials Testify Re: Alternative Medicine Practitioner

State investigators and public health officials were called to testify as expert witnesses in the case against Nevada County, CA, alternative medicine practitioner Dr. Harvey Bigelsen. Bigelsen is charged with allegedly practicing medicine without a license. He describes his work as consulting with licensed physicians and states that he does not treat patients on his own.  Dr. Bigelsen began his medical career as an ophthalmologist and served in the army in Viet Nam. His Biological Health Institute clinic has been shut down during the investigation. His website states:

Dr. Bigelsen is a tireless advocate for homeopathy and biological medicine, Dr. Harvey Bigelsen has courted controversy and endured legal persecution, while helping to change the public perception of healthcare. A true pioneer, Bigelsen co-authored the Arizona Homeopathic Medical Practice Act, and was appointed by then Governor Babbitt to establish a board, and while acting as president, to set the standards for holistic medicine. The law gives homeopathy equal legal status with allopathic and osteopathic medicine.  For the first time holistic physicians attained true medical freedom within a peer reviewed board. To assure homeopathic physicians are well-trained, Harvey Bigelsen’s law requires that they must have an active, United States license as a medical doctor or an osteopathic physician.

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