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Tigard men’s clinic hit with whistleblower claim

Suit alleges that forged prescriptions, unlawful practices may have endangered patients while workplace conditions suffered
June 6, 2024

A naturopathic physician is suing a men’s clinic in Tigard while alleging that a manager there “forged” prescriptions and provided unlawful medical advice.

In a lawsuit filed on May 31 in Washington County Circuit Court,  Matthew J. Brown has alleged that he was fired from Full Potential HRT Clinic in retaliation for "whisteblowing," having raised concerns about sexual harassment and the unlawful practice of medicine.

The business, which also goes by Full Potential Men’s Clinic, did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Lund Report.

According to the suit, the clinic provides “anti-aging and regenerative medical treatment and services” as well as testosterone hormone replacement therapy to “improve the sexual performance of male patients.” According to its website, it also offers botox, medical weight loss and a purported “better orgasm shot” for women billed as improving their skin and lessening pain while fighting urinary incontinence.

The clinic, which has a sister clinic in Renton, Washington, has a Portland mailing address although it is within Tigard city limits.

According to the suit, Brown came to believe a fellow naturopathic physician who served as a manager there was “providing contradictory medical advice” and altering prescriptions signed by Brown to increase revenue for the clinic. The suit alleges the manager's actions resulted in issuing prescriptions that could alter hormone function as well as “severely impact patient health outcomes.”

The suit also claims that “on information and belief,” Brown’s manager “directed medical assistants to administer expired injectable nutrients to patients.”

Brown complained about these things to management, according to the suit. It claims he also raised concerns about how two sexual harassment complaints were handled, one accusing a manager of a lewd comment to a subordinate, the other concerning a male patient who’d been aggressive to female staff members, asking for a photograph of one.

Brown said that after complaining to management on several occasions he was terminated in July 2023 for allegedly violating a federal privacy law. His suit claims the manager there “routinely” violated that law.

The suit seeks $450,000 in damages as well as attorney fees.