Rosacea guru to end battle over critics’ site

Written by on October 9, 2005 in in the news with 0 Comments

Edit: Updated Feb 2007, corrected links that were no longer valid.

Rosacea guru to end battle over critics’ site

By Kevin Corcoran, kevin.corcoran@indystar.com

Copyright 2005 IndyStar.com. All rights reserved

A Fishers physiologist whose online postings turned him into a guru for people suffering from rosacea agreed Thursday to abandon his legal fight to silence a Web site questioning his credentials and advice.Published anonymously, the site claims Geoffrey Nase, 36, is practicing medicine without a license and dispensing potentially harmful advice to many thousands of people desperately seeking a cure for the tough-to-treat inflammatory skin disease.

They say they began to have doubts about him after he told his online supporters of a series of medical calamities this spring that included five gastrointestinal surgeries, the loss of 45 percent of his blood, heart attacks, major brain surgeries and a blood infection.

Yet, they say, Nase soon was back online. He even claimed to have done a business deal while in a coma.

During a deposition Sept. 30, Nase refused to answer questions about his medical treatment. He asked Johnson to block access to his medical records.

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