Thirteenth Holistic Doctor (MD, PhD) Dies- Allegedly Jumped From 20th Floor

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by Erin Elizabeth

I am so sorry to break the news (as gently as possible) on the death of yet another holistic doctor. My heart goes out to his family, friends, and patients who are sharing their wonderful memories of him with me tonight on my Facebook page.

For those who want info on the other holistic doctors who have suddenly died (NOT counting accidents) the recap can be found here (from the first to last) and includes a video.

Dr. J.E. Block MD, PhD, FACP (aka “Doc Block”), married father of eight children and listed in the top 10 best Holistic doctors for the city of Tulsa on Yelp.com, allegedly jumped from the 20th floor on Thursday, October 29th 2015

From the News 6 article linked at the bottom:

Jerome E. Block, M.D., jumped to his death from the Central Park West Apartments, police said.

They said Block jumped from the 20th floor of the complex around 9:30 a.m.

The article (which describes him as a well known prominent doctor) says that he (allegedly) committed medical fraud.
Update: News on 6 has updated their original headline and article which made some pretty serious allegations. However, their tone and the article have changed (link below). Dr. Block’s attorney commented on this same article on News 6 and is disputing some of their claims saying if the allegations were true, Dr. Block would have lost his license. Some are calling it a smear campaign and he only died a few days ago.

From the bio on Dr. Block’s website:

Dr. Block specializes in Scientific and Alternative Medicine. Integrations Health Center is the premier Integrated Medicine center in Mid-America, providing not only expert traditional medical (allopathic) care, but also Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Born in Philadelphia, PA he attended medical school in New Jersey with post graduate work at USC and UCLA. He is double board certified in Internal and Urgent Care Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He taught full time at UCLA and the University of Missouri before entering private practice in a small Kansas town. Prior to entering private practice, he was the chief of staff for two decades. During his time in Tulsa he has also taught at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is a published author, and has been a popular newspaper columnist and radio commentator. Married and the father of eight with 15 grandchildren, He currently practices full time in Tulsa Oklahoma and recently completed his Ph.D. in Integrative Medicine.

We’ll keep you updated as new details emerge. There are comments pouring in on the local articles and on his Facebook page as well, about what a wonderful man and doctor he was. Nothing but praise.

This is Erin Elizabeth on the E. Coast of Florida, October 30th, 10pm. We didn’t know Dr. Block, as we did many of the other doctors, but from what we hear, he sounds like he was a wonderful father, husband, and doctor.

Recap on all doctor deaths that were alleged suicides, confirmed murders and suspicious deaths this summer (this does not include accidents).

DocBlock.com
Doc Block’s Facebook Page

Doctor Block’s obituary (came out since we wrote this story)
Doctor Block’s letter referencing his sabbatical.

News on 6 article back tracking on some of their original claims