Another AFLDS Quack, Meet Dr. Peterson Pierre

When doctors step out of their lane

I bumped into this individual on Twitter in a short video where he explains to the masses about the benefits of Ivermectin and Suramin in overcoming Covid. Of course, as his claimed medical field of expertise is Botox and dermatology, he is absolutely up to speed on antivirals, infectious disease, virology and public health and you most definitely can rest assured he is speaking from a place of professional experience (please apply the appropriate level of sarcasm to this statement). Here’s the video, and as you can see, according to his claims, the SARS-COV2 spike protein is history, having been defeated by both of the drugs he recommends without a shred of scientific data to support his claims.

What the good doctor fails to focus on is that he is a member of America’s Front Line Doctors (AFLDS), a group of grifting medical con artists who have exploited the pandemic for their financial gain, creating pill mills for treatments they swear will cure you and generally spreading disinformation and medical (sniffs the air) bullshit. What would you expect from a self-proclaimed group headed by none other than the medical poster girl, Miss Insurrectionist 2021, Dr. Simone Gold, arrested for her uninvited appearance in the capitol on January 6. AFLDS efforts have attracted the attention of the House Subcommittee investigating January 6th-related activities. According to a MedPage Today special exclusive:

AFLDS and [their telehealth company] SpeakWithAnMD have earned more than $6.7 million “for facilitating paid telehealth consultations and off-label prescriptions for the purported coronavirus treatments that they promote online,” according to the [House} subcommittee press release.”

When it came to Covid treatments, AFLDS promoted the internet flavor of the day, first jumping on the Hydroxychloroquine bandwagon and then adding Ivermectin to their shopping cart of Covid wonders. As long as people were unsure how to treat their Covid symptoms, AFLDS preyed on them, exploiting their fear and lack of knowledge. As soon as I saw Dr. Pierre’s involvement, it piqued my interest, and I decided to dig a little deeper.

Sure enough, there’s a shop!

You can visit the good doctor at his premises in Westlake Village in California if your Botox is flat-lining, or you can visit his website, which, of course, features a shop. Hand-picked products the good doctor assures you are essential to that glowing complexion. He is, as I mentioned, a dermatologist.

I knew his website would contain a shop. It’s a hallmark of the type of “medical” professionals that exploit their positions of trust with their patients to monetize their practices. No big surprise there and while Dr Pierre may in fact be an excellent dermatologist (I have no issue with him practicing his specialty), he is no virologist and definitely not a pharmacologist. In short, he has absolutely no business going around on the internet making ridiculous claims about using medicines off-label.

I cannot speak to the doctor’s motivation in risking his practice by joining AFLDS. His degree indicates a certain level of intelligence and therefore one can only assume his motives are purely financial as his background would be sufficient for him to be able to scientifically evaluate the claims he makes as being false. Ergo, there is financial motivation or grift in the advice he offers.

In the video above, he also employs a typical disinformation tactic of quoting the world Health Organization (WHO) and then attaching a statement as if to attribute it to the WHO. To be clear, the WHO does not endorse either Ivermectin or Suramin as medicines to treat or prevent Covid. Dr Pierre also has claimed that receiving the Covid 19 vaccine will void your life insurance citing a debunked court case in “France, and claims that the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) said that life insurance policies may deny payment for people who die from Covid-19 vaccines.” But, there is no ACLI and there was no French court case.

Either way, the good doctor talks out of his hat. Neither Ivermectin nor Suramin will protect you against developing Covid. Please don’t waste your hard-earned cash buying off-label medicines from AFLDS, spend that money on fresh food and get some exercise. Remember, if you are at risk from Covid, please do get vaccinated. If you are uncertain if you are in an at-risk category, you can read this advice which clearly lays out which diseases and conditions place you at risk.

For stepping out of his professional lane and offering medical advice based on opinion rather than proven medical fact, promoting disinformation surrounding the pandemic, and associating with known grifters, Dr. Pierre has the ignominy of joining our celebrated list of quacks. If it walks like a duck…


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Robert Turner, Founding Editor
Robert Turner, Founding Editor
Robert is a Founder of Medika Life. He is a published author and owner of MedKoin Healthcare Solutions. He lives between the Philippines and the UK. and is an outspoken advocate for human rights. Access to basic healthcare and eradicating racial and gender bias in medicine are key motivators behind the Medika website and reflect Robert's passion for accessible medical care globally.
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