(Erin Elizabeth) The past 2 weeks I reported on 3 alternative doctors who were found dead in less than two weeks. It was with heavy heart, as I knew a few of the doctors and have many mutual friends with all three. The only update on the third one, Dr. Teresa Sievers MD, is that they have absolutely no suspects in mind, and her husband and kids were out of state at a family reunion that she left early to get home to see patients. Some news stations went into very gory details of how she was killed, but I feel no need to share those except to say that’s it’s tragic, sad and gruesome.
Now, in just a few days, we have 2 more doctors missing. The first is Dr. Fitzpatrick DO ( a doctor of Osteopath medicine) of North Dakota who went missing in or around July 3rd. NBC is reporting on his disappearance. I’m already being asked today if DO is an “alternative doctor” My significant other of 6 years is a D.O. so here is the definition of on Osteopathy which many describe as “holistic”. I’d also like to clarify that Osteopaths go to med school just like an Medical doctor as the links describe. I just interviewed a famous Cardiologist this week who is a D.O. He explained how now the doctors coming out are more like traditional doctors, whereas back when this missing D.O. would have presumably gone to school, they would have concentrated more on traditional Osteopathy during their schooling.
So when people ask me if this missing doctor is “alternative” (like the first 3 found dead) I cannot really elaborate except to say that he was an ‘old school Osteopath’.
from the NBC article about Dr. gone missing:
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team is currently searching for a 74-year-old North Dakota Doctor.
The vehicle and trailer of Bismark resident Dr. Patrick J. Fitzpatrick were found abandoned next a (sic) pea field Saturday south of Willow Creek, near Three Forks, sheriff’s officials said in a press release.
Officials believe Fitzpatrick could have abandoned his vehicle as early as Friday.
He is described as 6’0? tall and over of 220 lbs. He has white hair and a goatee, and speaks with an Irish accent.
Anyone with information regarding Dr. Fitzpatrick is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 406-582-2100.
The second missing doctor’s story is just as mysterious. His name is Dr. Jeffrey Whiteside MD (Pulmonologist and sleep doctor) of Wisconsin and hasn’t been seen since June 29th when he was with his family on an outing and just walked away.
Dr. Whiteside is a physician in the Fox Valley area and lives in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. He has a boat slip and vacation cabin in Ephraim. Dr. Whiteside was with family on 06-29-15 at the boat slip in Ephraim when he walked away. He is believed to be on foot and still in the northern Door Co. area to the best of our knowledge. His family and office have not heard from him and are very concerned about his well-being.
The Door Co. Sheriff’s Department was notified that Dr. Whiteside was missing on 07-01-15 at 0906 hrs. The Door Co. Sheriff’s Dept. along with Ephraim Fire Department volunteers and others continue to look for Dr. Whiteside and search efforts are concentrated in the Ephraim area.
The Door Co. Sheriff’s Department asks for the public’s assistance in finding Dr. Whiteside. If anyone has seen Dr. Whiteside, please call the Door Co. Sheriff’s Department at 920-746-2416.
We cannot speculate as to how “alternative” these two latest doctors are with one being an Osteopath and the other a Pulmonologist working with lung and sleep disorders.
We hope they are found soon alive and well. Please call if you have any information as to the mysterious disappearance of either one.
Not to throw a monkey wrench in the mix, but the same day Dr. Bradstreet’s body was found in here in the South East US, three bodies of three missing doctors were found in Mexico. They were traveling to the state capital to do paperwork. Here’s a bit of info on those 3 missing doctors as well (which are different than the three missing doctors at the beginning of the article) If we count these three too, that would be 6 doctors found dead within 2 weeks and 2 more currently missing.
From the article on the doctors found in Mexico:
Prosecutors say four bodies discovered June 19 in the southern Mexico state of Guerrero are those of three doctors and a lawyer who had been reported missing earlier in the month.
Guerrero state prosecutors said Sunday that DNA tests had matched the bodies to relatives of the missing men.
The men had vanished when they were on a trip to the state capital to do some paperwork.
Their decomposed bodies were later found in the back of a pickup truck on a rural road outside of the state capital of Chilpancingo.
The missing men’s families have said they don’t believe the bodies are those of their relatives.
State prosecutors have said they also awaiting test results from federal labs to help rule out doubts.
I have no idea if these three doctors were “alternative” “holistic” or any info of them at all at this time. I’ll keep reporting on all missing doctors, and again, our hearts go out the all the families of the doctors who were found dead. We hope they get to the bottom of it on each of those cases. As for the two missing doctors – we hope they are found alive and well.