Dr. Jennifer Daniels graduated from Nottingham High School in Syracuse, NY in 1975. She attended Harvard/Radcliffe College. She was distinguished as a National Merit Achievement Scholar and a Radcliffe National Scholar. After majoring in Biology, she received her BA degree with Honors.
Dr. Daniels entered The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and at the same time, completed her studies at The Wharton School. She received her Medical Degree (MD) and her MBA concurrently at the end of 4 years. While in medical school, she was concerned that patients were not improving with the therapies she was being taught. She was told that the patients were poor and due to financial and educational limitations, were often not able to comply with therapy. Also, present methods were not perfect; half of everything being taught was not beneficial. The medical school staff did not know which half and ongoing research would sort it out.
While practicing medicine, Dr. Jennifer Daniels noticed that, despite compliance on the part of patients, the patients seemed to worsen under the care she had been trained to provide. She decided to give patients a choice between The Standard of Care, (doing nothing), and Natural Therapies, (diet, lifestyle, supplements, cleansing, herbs). Dr. Daniels found that the death rate in her medical practice went from four a year to zero. She also found that there were no more after-hour emergencies. This did not go unnoticed. Dr. Daniels did not know that the hospital was tracking which doctors were admitting patients, how many patients were being admitted, and how many of each type of tests doctors were ordering. She received a call one day from a concerned hospital representative. The person wanted to know where Dr. Daniels was sending her patients for hospitalization and where she was ordering her outpatient tests. She truthfully answered that she was only using their hospital. The representative on the phone said, “Oh.”
Soon after, Dr. Daniels got a phone call from the Vice President of a local HMO. He was concerned that businesses were refusing to offer his insurance to their employees because Dr. Daniels was not a participating doctor. Dr. Daniels explained that the contract she was required to sign obligated her to provide care to his members for up to 1 year without pay as long as the patients had paid their premiums to the insurance company. Further, Dr. Daniels could not extend that amount of credit to his insurance company at this time. The insurance company executive ordered her to sign the contract. When she refused again, he hung up the phone.
Soon after, Dr. Daniels’ favorite drug representative came to the office in a very angry state. Dr. Daniels invited her in and figured that whatever the problem was, it could be worked out. The drug representative demanded to know what was going on. She informed Dr. Daniels that one year ago, Dr. Daniels had prescribed over $3,000 of her drug and this year – nothing. Dr Daniels informed her that samples were still being dispensed and patients were still getting prescriptions. The drug rep said, “You are not even prescribing my competitor’s drugs! I demand to know what is going on!” Her demands were not met. Dr. Daniels was now aware that her prescribing practices were being tracked and had come to someone’s attention.
Dr Daniels took a holistic view toward medicine and life. She became aware of a bond issue that was going to borrow $30 million, give it to 3 private citizens, and have the rest of the citizens repay $45million via taxes. Dr. Daniels calculated the tax increase necessary and it was just enough to impoverish her patients and ruin her medical practice. She lobbied the state and city decision makers who had to ‘okay’ it. Nobody listened. She then organized citizens to write letters indicating that they were opposed to it and did not want their politicians to borrow or repay the loan. Dr. Daniels contacted HSBC who was originating the loan. After HSBC bank received 300 letters written by citizens and a detailed explanation as to why the loan would never be repaid, they refused to issue the money necessary to fund the bond that the politicians were going to obligate the citizens to repay. Dr. Daniels was not aware that the Governor had already been compensated to make sure this $30 million appeared.
Once the deal collapsed, there was a perfect storm. Drug companies, hospitals, insurance companies, and the government were unhappy with Dr. Daniels.
The Medical Board began investigating Dr. Daniels for the offense of reducing a patient’s blood sugar from 475 to 135 in one week with diet and exercise instead of using any pharmaceuticals. The patient was alive and well. Ultimately, the final charge was “failure to cooperate” as Dr. Daniels refused to reveal private records of patients that were unrelated to the complaint.
At no time was Dr. Daniels informed of the content of the complaint, who made the complaint, or what penalties the Medical Board was considering. After 3 years of legal actions and appeals, Dr. Daniels was placed on 3 years probation. Probation was deemed ‘violated’ when the board failed to receive a letter from Dr. Daniels. Dr. Daniels was then given the choice of surrendering her medical license or having it revoked. She elected to surrender it. As a result of this surrender, she has been placed on the ‘do not employ list’ and the ‘terrorist watch list’ which makes flying difficult.
While it is not clear what prompted the investigation, it is clear that a message was sent to other doctors in the area: do not give patients a choice and do not deviate from the Standard of Care.
Dr. Daniels now lives outside the United States and is dedicated to investigating and communicating to citizens an understanding of the system called ‘health care’ that harms so many. Her goal is to prevent as many recurring murders as possible through education.