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Jupiter doctor accused of practicing without a medical license

Posted at 2:34 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-24 05:25:04-04

Police say a Riviera Beach man is charged with practicing medicine on a suspended license in Jupiter back in 2015.

On Aug. 21, 2015, Jupiter police were contacted by a department of Health Investigator in reference to a complaint against Dr. Bruce Berman practicing medicine on a suspended license. Dr. Berman's medical license was suspended on June 15, 2015 for a period of six months.

The Department of Health received an anonymous complaint from a person who said they were treated by Dr. Berman in July 2015. That patient went to Dr. Berman for nutritional counseling for her cancer, but another doctor signed her prescriptions. The patient claimed that the doctor who signed her prescriptions was not in the office that day and she had never been treated by him.

On Aug. 19, 2015, an undercover Department of Health investigator made an appointment with Dr. Berman. On Aug. 21, 2015, Dr. Berman offered to diagnose and treat the undercover investigator. Dr. Berman was issued a Notice to Cease and Desist.

Berman is facing a felony charge of unlicensed practice of health care profession and a felony charge of use suspended or revoked medical license.