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Calif. doctor at center of fat-reduction device controversy
California Watch

In a complaint filed with the Medical Board of California, a consumer advocacy group is claiming that a physician’s use of a massage machine for weight loss is endangering patients.

Public Citizen has alleged that Dr. Gail Altschuler, a California physician who runs a Novato weight loss center, and other doctors who use and promote a medical device called the LipoTron for fat reduction are demonstrating a “reckless disregard for the health and welfare of patients.”