A Big Name In Health Care Backed Sacramento Lawyer’s Controversial Diabetes Treatment
Dr. Jack Lewin was CEO of the California Medical Association for more than 11 years, CEO of the American College of Cardiology for more than five years and president and CEO of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation for four years. But he also was chief medical and science adviser for a New York investor group that had contracted with G. Ford Gilbert, whose diabetes treatment has been qeustioned.
Big Name In Medicine Touted Trina Diabetes Treatment Before Founder’s Indictment
Sacramento lawyer G. Ford Gilbert, the recently indicted founder of the national diabetes network Trina Health, hitched his clinic’s expansion plans to a big national name in organized medicine and health policy: Dr. Jack Lewin. ... He took on a job as chief medical and science advisor for a New York investor group that had contracted with Gilbert to open one of the largest Trina clinics in the country, the Trina Diabetes Relief Center South Bronx. ... But dozens of diabetes experts call Gilbert’s treatment a “scam” or “a fraud,” saying it lacks scientific evidence of benefit. (Clark, 5/3)