Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Elsa Stokes - PhD Fraud Update

Elsa Stokes (see our previous blog on her at http://fakedoctorate.blogspot.com/2013/04/elsa-stokes-bay-harbor-islands-fl-fake.html wrote to us requesting to remove our blog about her. She wrote:

You had no right at all to post about me and that my PhD is fake, I am Board certified as a Alternative Doctor with the American Alternative Medical association, please feel free to call them and get the details, I am requesting you remove this off your site immediately I will report you to Google and any other measure I see fit including a law suit. You can see the certificate on my website. www.AngelHealingWings.com under the about tab. Just because you do not agree with what I do gives you no right to lie.

Our response:
Simply put, we don't lie. We carefully engage in a great deal of research before posting here. But we looked at your certificate:


It is very pretty. However, it is not worth more than the paper it is printed on. According to this list of Unrecognized Higher Education Organizations (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unrecognized_higher_education_accreditation_organizations), the American Alternative Medication Association (AAMA) made the cut. Your esteemed organization is not recognized by any legitimate authority. 

Even Stephen Barrett, M.D. of QuackWatch.org, who is a legitimate doctor, distrusts the AAMA (See http://quackwatch.org/04ConsumerEducation/nonrecorg.html). 

But let's not stop there. Take this article about an 18 year-old who was arrested for going to hospitals and inviting himself to OB/GYN exams (see http://wonkette.com/599158/the-snake-oil-bulletin-teen-charlatan-just-like-the-grown-up-kind). Where did he claim to have received his doctorate? Of course, the American Alternative Medical Association. 

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