Dr. Sherrill Sellman on Medika’s Quack Scale

Dr. Sherrill Sellman ranks 5/5 on the Medika Quack Scale

Dr. Sherrill Sellman scores 5/5 on our Quack Scale. She represents a high risk to the general public and we encourage members of the public to seek alternate medical or health advice. Do not follow recommendations from this individual relating to your personal health or the health of others and be wary of any products sold or recommended by this quack.

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Qualification: A Diploma issued by Trinity School of Natural Health

Current Licensing Status: Sherrill Sellman is not board certified by any recognized certification board. Furthermore, while she takes great pains not to disclose her address anywhere on her website, she is reportedly in Tulsa, OK. Sellman is not licensed to practice any form of medicine by the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision. Sellman is a graduate of the Trinity School of Natural Health which offers online programs. The school is not accredited by any accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. She is a fraud and con artist.

Resident: Burlington, MA (According to FDA complaint)

Existing Complaints: FDA Warning issued. June 1, 2020. New York Attorney Generals Office Cease and Desist Notice, March 11, 2020. Pulaski Circuit Court, Arkansas, Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, June 2020

Website: drsherrillsellman..com

The popup on the bottom of this quack’s website pretty much sums it up in a sentence. “Dr. Sherrill is constantly giving discounts on products. A good idea is to check and Share the Love with your friends and family.” Not only will Sherril Sellman discount her snake oil and fake products, but she would also like you to spread the poison around, particularly to trusting friends and family. Nothing like a little quackery networking.

Sellman has been formally warned by the FDA to remove her Covid quackery from her website. She has been encouraging gullible members of the public to purchase Colloidal Silver and “nano-silver” as a cure-all for Covid. FACT: Collodial Silver does not cure or offer protection against Covid-19. Sherrill Sellman is lying to you so she can sell you her products which she hypes up with false and misleading claims. It’s that simple. Her website is also listed on our Rotten Retailers List

Avoid her advice and avoid any of her products. She is motivated by profit and does not enjoy the necessary medical expertise to make the claims and statements she makes relating to health. A quack of the highest order.

Supporting Articles

Publication – Truth in Advertising: Author: by Publication on June 20. Dr Sherrill Sellman Verdict: Caught dead to rights, Sellman had no choice other than to remove all her misleading claims

On March 11, the New York Attorney General’s office ordered Sellman to “immediately cease and desist from making misleading claims” following a guest appearance on the Jim Bakker Show in which she affirmed that the host’s Silver Solution supplement could potentially “eliminate” the coronavirus “within 12 hours.” (Eight days earlier, Bakker received his own cease-and-desist letter from the attorney general. Six weeks after the segment aired on Feb. 12, Bakker announced in a video that he was suspending sales of Silver Solution.)

Publication – Center for Science in the Public Interest: Letter dispatched by Dr. Peter Lurie, Executive Director on Feb 20, 2020, to FTC and FDA, Verdict: Given the nature of the public health threat posed by the coronavirus and the attendant public concern, we urge immediate action by both agencies to halt this fraud on the public.

One example of such an exchange referring to Silver Solution occurred in a 2/12/2020 episode entitled “A Close Look at What’s Not Being Said About the Coronavirus (Day 1)” (at 41:50), following a long discussion of the risks of the coronavirus.3 The conversation occurred between Bakker and contributor Sherrill Sellman, while an advertisement and 1-800 number for buying the product was displayed across the bottom of the screen:

Publication – The Washington Post: Author Meagan Flynn on March 11, 2020. A disgraced televangelist promoted an alleged cure to coronavirus. Missouri is now suing him Verdict: Sellman conspired with televangelist Jim Bakker to mislead the public

Sellman said the government has “proven” that the Silver Solution “has the ability to kill every pathogen it has ever been tested on, including SARS and HIV.”

The Jim Bakker Show is suggesting that the silver solution it sells can kill the coronavirus within 12 hours. pic.twitter.com/kbUGnUp69m— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) February 12, 2020

Reporting a Healthcare Professional

In the U.S: The American Medical Association lists a very clear and distinct set of guidelines or Code of Conduct for doctors and healthcare professionals. If you feel this code has been breached, or if you have concerns relating to your healthcare provider, you need to get in touch with your state’s licensing board. You can find contact details for all the state boards on this page, The Federation of State Medical Boards

Medwatch is a brand of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and they have teeth with which to bite. You can access their online form for registering a complaint by following this link. At the moment, they’re really hot on fake covid-19 products and treatments and the individuals and websites selling the products or spreading misinformation.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is an excellent place to register your covid related complaints as they have a task team set up specifically to protect consumers against charlatans and quacks. Fill in their online form or call their dedicated National Helpline number. They are also the place to report price gouging and hoarding.

In the U.K: Direct your complaints to the GMC (General Medical Council) via their website, which also makes allowance for Welsh speakers.

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