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November 24, 2020

Peter M. Heimlich
3630 River Hollow Run
Peachtree Corners, GA 30096

OPMC # NY-20-03-1787

Dear Mr. Heimlich:

The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) has received your information
regarding Kelly Brogan, M.D. The issues you raise fall within the jurisdiction of this office and
will be investigated.

Your information will be reviewed by an OPMC investigator, who may be reached at the
following address:

NYS Department of Health

Office of Professional Medical Conduct
Metropolitan Area Regional Office - New York City
90 Church Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Attn: Sondra Stoss
Regional Program Director - MARO

During this process the assigned investigator may contact you directly. Thank you for
bringing this matter to our attention.


NM Cancelliere, RN
Nurse Investigator
Central Intake Unit
Office of Professional Medical Conduct

Empire $t£1teP!azil, Coming Tower, Aibany,

March 22, 2020

Annette Palk
Supervising Medical Conduct Investigator
Office of Professional Medical Conduct
New York State Department of Health
Riverview Center
150 Broadway, Suite 355
Albany, New York 12204-2719

Emailed to and faxed to (518)402-0866

Dear Ms. Palk:

This is to request that your office review the following information and provide me with a determination if
this physician licensed by your agency is in compliance with your agency’s standards and guidelines.

Please click here to download a copy of Dr. Brogan’s publicly-posted CV, apparently dated 2014.

I first learned of Dr. Brogan via this March 19, 2020 article by investigative reporter Dean Sterling Jones,
This Goop Author is Spreading Discredited Pseudoscientific Theories About the Coronavirus:

Kelly Brogan, M.D., a New York Times bestselling author/psychiatrist who writes for Gwyneth
Paltrow’s alt-med Goop newsletter, has accrued over 30,000 views on Instagram by falsely claiming
the Coronavirus doesn’t exist. Her claims are based on the widely discredited theories of a notorious
German doctor accused of killing his patients

...(One) of Goop’s high-profile contributors is falsely claiming that the Coronavirus does not even

Kelly Brogan, M.D. — a Manhattan-based holistic psychiatrist and co-author of New York Times
bestselling book, “A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal
Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives” — made the claim in a March 16 video she originally shared
with subscribers of her online “health reclamation” programme, Vital Life Project, then
subsequently reposted on her personal site and social media accounts.

As of publication, the video has accrued approximately 30,000 views on Brogan’s Instagram
account, and has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.

The video, A Message to Help Dispel Fear, is posted on Dr. Brogan’s website. Click here to download a copy.
Among other highlights of her 24-minute video advisory, Dr. Brogan -- a self-described “holistic
psychiatrist” who to my knowledge has no expertise in immunology – informs viewers (some of whom may
be current or former patients) that:

[14:00] She does not believe in the germ theory of disease, but she doesn’t “really know how that
happened for me...I just don’t believe it anymore.”

[12:00] "There is potentially no such thing as the coronavirus" because [13:09] “it’s not possible to
prove that any given pathogen has induced death.”

[13:40] That the current rising death toll caused by the coronavirus is “likely being accelerated by
the fear (of the virus) itself.” She also urges viewers not to believe mainstream news coverage of the
pandemic, but instead encourages them to seek alternative theories in order to [17:41] “feel that you
can live in a story that eases your fear and stablises your nervous system.”

[18:59] Dr. Brogan speculates that the United States government may be planning to "link our
passports to our vaccination records and restriction of travel" and which could lead to "totalitarian
governmental control that is not unlike the divide-and-conquer dehumanization agendas that
preceded the Holocaust."

Dr. Brogan’s website biography page includes these highlighted representations:

Re: Dr. Brogan’s representations that she is “Board Certified in Psychiatry” and “Board Certified in
Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation Psychiatry” by ABPN (the American Board of Psychiatry and
Neurology), according to that organization’s Certification and Status Verification System on March 20,

Re: Dr. Brogan’s representation that she is “Board Certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine” by ABIHM
(the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine), according to a September 18, 2013 article by the
organization’s executive director, Nancy Sudak MD, it’s unclear if ABIHM still exists:

The ABIHM has offered the only peer reviewed, psychometrically validated exam in comprehensive
integrative holistic medicine since 2000, setting a standard for knowledge of integrative holistic
medicine for MD’s and DO’s as an independent board.

The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABoIM) is the emerging board that is overseen by the
American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), and will require a fellowship level of training in
Integrative Medicine to sit for their exam.

In recognition of the new standard being set by the ABoIM, the ABIHM is discontinuing its board
certification exam exclusive to MDs and DOs after February 2014.

Thank you for reviewing the above information and I look forward to receiving the results of your findings.


Peter M. Heimlich
Peachtree Corners, GA 30096 USA
ph: (208)474-7283

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