5 Alternative Doctors Dead, 5 More Vanished in Less Than a Month

July 16, 2015   |   Claire Bernish

Claire Bernish
July 16, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) Coincidence no longer seems realistic as reports of yet another suspicious death of an alternative health doctor bring the alarming total to five—and that doesn’t include another five doctors who seem to have vanished into thin air. Every one of these mysterious deaths and unexplained disappearances have occurred in less than one month under mysterious circumstances that have left the alternative health community desperate for answers.

On June 19, a fisherman discovered a body in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock, North Carolina with what the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Dept. described as a “self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.” It wasn’t until June 23 that Dr. James Bradstreet was conclusively identified. He had been a prominent autism researcher who investigated a possible link between vaccines and autism, which led to a conflict with the Centers for Disease Control. Two items of note in this case are the questionable determination that his death was self-inflicted and the unknown reason for an FDA raid of his clinic in Georgia just prior to his death. Investigation is ongoing.

On the same day, three doctors and a lawyer in Mexico were traveling to the capital city of the southern state of Guerrero, but disappeared en route. Prosecutors claimed they had discovered and positively identified the bodies eleven days later, but family members insist the government has bungled the case and might be involved in a cover-up. Guerrero has the highest murder rate in the country and is also where 43 student teachers disappeared last fall. The government remains steadfast in the identification of the bodies, but Rigoberto Hernandez—the father of one of the missing doctors, who visited the morgue—disputes this claim.  After his trip to the morgue, Hernandez told the Daily Beast, “It wasn’t him. I raised him from a baby so I ought to know.”  Controversy still surrounds these disappearances.

June 21 brought news that two chiropractors—both located on Florida’s eastern coast and both described as being fit and in perfect health—were found dead, though cause of death in both cases remains undisclosed. Dr. Bruce Hedendal—described as “a gifted and compassionate healer [and] a visionary” in his obituary—was found inexplicably slumped over in his car. He had a radio show on anti-aging and was expected to live many years past the average age of death. Dr. Baron Holt died unexpectedly on the same day as Dr. Hedendal, and his death was equally shocking to family members, who stated that none of his recent health issues were “thought to be life threatening.”

Dr. Teresa Sievers was found murdered in her Florida home on June 29. Details haven’t yet been released and the investigation is ongoing, but various neighbors reported hearing a “shrill” sound and a man’s voice. Dr. Sievers was known as the “Mother Teresa of South Florida” and was a beloved member of the holistic health community. According to a report, police caution tape remained around the perimeter of her home 48 hours after her body was found. She had returned alone the previous day after departing early from a family vacation. The same day Dr. Sievers’ body was discovered in Florida, Dr. Jeffrey Whiteside inexplicably walked away from his boat slip and family in Ephraim in northern Door County, Wisconsin. Neither his family nor his office have heard from him since. A volunteer search party was unsuccessful and his whereabouts remain a mystery.

Dr. Patrick J. Fitzpatrick of Bismark, North Dakota disappeared on July 3rd or 4th after abandoning his vehicle and trailer next to a pea field near Three Forks, Montana. Little is known about the 74-year-old doctor, except his distinguishing Irish accent. Authorities performed an extensive search but say he seems to have vanished into thin air.

The latest in this eerie series of unexplained incidents happened on the morning of July 10. Dr. Lisa Riley was found dead in her Lee County, Georgia home of a gunshot to the head by her husband. Though the manner of her death isn’t yet known, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation performed an autopsy and spent the entire weekend collecting evidence in her home. Her husband was arrested by authorities on an unrelated matter, but a small child in the home was consequently taken into custody by DFACS. That investigation is ongoing.

All ten of these doctors seem to share just two things in common: the focus on alternative medicine and circumstances that baffle the authorities and their families. Hopefully sooner rather than later, the truth will surface. It’s been said there is no such thing as coincidence—and it’s doubtful these cases will prove that untrue.


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Claire Bernish joined Anti-Media as an independent journalist in May of 2015. Her topics of interest include thwarting war propaganda through education, the refugee crisis & related issues, 1st Amendment concerns, ending police brutality, and general government & corporate accountability. Born in North Carolina, she now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  1. Great, now the government isn't even being subtle about their murders. Next comes mandatory vaccinations that increase cancer and micro chips in the general population to track our every move. Then comes marshal law, and a new dictator shall rise in the Divided States of 'Murica.

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  5. I wouldnt be surprised at all should this be true. However something is lacking here. Sounds more like someone fishing for bait. And or trying to spread fear. And Im not one to dis credit such info blv me. Careful not to buy into the chaos or you play right into their hands. There isnt enough information here. Maybe its true but I smell a rat. Theyre too eager to hear commentaries and its not well written either.

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  6. are you lost, or just completely insensitive to the article, or a fucking dumbass???, because it's one of these 3

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  7. My wife has MS. I had remembered reading an article on MS and it said that something like 1 in 50 will come down with the disease. Usually white female in early 20's My wife is a nurse and upon graduation she had to get a bunch of different vaccines. Her class was about 60 . Of that 60 6 came down with MS. I mentioned to the doctor about this and .Just observed that I thought it funny how this was much greater than the 1 in 50 statistics and that the common denominator her seemed to be the vaccines. The doctor literally jumped down my throat and then said that know nothing and dismissed me. The thing was he immediately got defensive and extremely aggressive. This has often made me wonder if I was closer to the truth then I thought

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  8. Besides Alternative medicine, Medicine Doctors are also in hot water. Those Doctors are committing suicides because of stress and injustice they are exposed to. California Medical Board noted that three female doctors committed suicide in Los Angeles area. (viedo link).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycoxvocpYOc&index=2&list=PLdrikQ1IoFF8HYuNps8fU1zVq66WfHl_y

    Obviously Government has declared War on Doctors and War on Patients. 400 or more doctors are committing suicide every year in America.

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  9. I went to traditional medicine doctors my entire life trying to properly diagnose and treat my sleeping/mood issues only to be offered harmful pharmaceuticals such as Zanax and Ambien which only bandaid symptoms. I refused and now so happy that I did as I have not only been able to get my symptoms properly diagnosed, we are finally on the path to the proper treatment which has zero side affects …. I am forever grateful to non-traditional doctors

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  10. Wow, I broke all of these stories.then wrote a summary almost identical to this one but yet this doesn't even list me as a source :( From Dr Bradstreet (whose family thanked me publicly for doing so as delicately as possible) to the 2 missing doctors, the other 4 killed (many colleagues we knew here in Florida) and the Mexican doctors too. I then put them into one article just like this one. Here. I see no problem with using many links from my article but would love a little credit as the source. My other half (Dr Mercola) have always been big fans of the site. But this is the first site I've seen to take all my stories (which I put into one as well as you did on TEN doctors and not give me one tiny link of credit) :( Sincerely Erin Elizabeth, author of all ten stories and the first to link these altogether. Maybe it was an oversight, but this is the first one I've found not to link me at all :( Here's the original version of this story. I don't get it. http://www.healthnutnews.com/fifth-holistic-alternative-doctor-33-found-dead-in-florida-making-5-dead-and-5-more-missing-doctors/

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  12. It would have been nice to give Erin at Health Nut News credit for this since she is the one who broke the story, combined all of this into one article and your article is almost verbatum.You even state at the end of your article that people can publish it but give you credit. Wow.

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  13. Wanted to just hit the " like" button. However, I don't like that all of your work was not credited. Keep up the good work Erin. And be safe.

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  14. For the very begining, I apologyze 13 for my english..

    And then for the begining.. I always think that this should not be called alternative medicine.. But the MAIN medicine..
    Understanding organic processes and searching and work on the primary cause of the illness (metabolic and ambient dependent), are the first way tor recover health in 90% of the illness (which are also metabolic and ambient dependent).
    The medicine based in medicaments for "wash" the superficie of the illness, making effect in the synthoms and never finding the primary cause, should be called alternative medicine instead!!!!

    Let me explain deeper (if you wanna read).
    I am not blaming about medicines.. Sometimes are very useful for avoid pain, inflamation, anxiety, depression, etc, and sometimes faster.
    If they were well used, they would be great!! But.. "bad" used they are a GREAT bussiness instead!! The problem here is the greed..

    Its not enough clear for all the consumers (which like me, think they are healing the illness with medicaments), that those medicines are normally not really deep healing and have dangerous side effects, so it should not be for always (in theory)..

    Basically make you chronic ill but avoiding the symthoms (and not always), making bad side effects in long term. And something even WORSE. You are not puting attention in the real cause of your illnes (normally ambient dependent, what you breath, what you eat or not eat, what you feell, etc), so you are making illness deeper or even making new illness (new organic proccesses trying to reequilibrate the body, which make symthoms called illness).. For example if you are experiencing acidity in your stomach and you hide that with a medicine. You will be eating the same bad food for years, so you will have a worse illness in the future.. Its the ADVICE purpose that the illness also have, so you are able to change your ambient things, (another point of view this "main" medicine is missing most of the times)..

    So…. This is what we must call the primary or main medicine???

    I used this primary medicine since my 20 y.o for heal many health conditions with no "luck". until i realized it was not ready for really heal those "systemic illness".
    So i began to search and read during years about my conditions from a nutrition and ambient point of view, and understanding the proccesses involved there.
    It took me some years for understand all and get results (healing my illness), but even needing to learn all by myself, i took less time and got much better results than several doctors from diferent disciplines during years.
    I will not say all the conditions i had, but for example inflamatory intestinal illness.. And many more around digestive system (and others worse).
    Swalowing many medicines with no results at all.
    I was lucky i made good decisions. But normally people are not that lucky, or have no time or not open mind enough for work theirself (both are on purpose in the system)..

    So.. For me those doctors who died was not alternative doctors.. But MAIN doctors..
    And if we are talking about epidemiologist working about the primary causes of the illness (which we would need tons of them, and in really, we have almost NOBODY working in that in the main pharma industries), then they are almost heros risking their lifes and their carreer….
    Rest in peace.

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