Paul M. Fleiss
American physician
Paul M. Fleiss
Paul Murray Fleiss M.D. is an American who has been a pediatrician, pediatric professor, scholar, author, and public lecturer, known for unconventional medical views. He is widely sought after as a physician in Southern California. Fleiss was assistant professor of medicine at the University of Southern California and has a number of scientific publications.
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Remembering Dr. Paul Fleiss: 5 Decades in Pediatrics
Huffington Post - over 2 years
I met Paul Fleiss in 1977 during my residency at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. There weren't a lot of vegetarian doctors who advocated breastfeeding for every baby and mother nearly 40 years ago, and he and I hit it off immediately. He was the most courageous doctor I had met up to then and 37 years later he remains the most courageous doctor I've ever known. His warmth and intelligence were evident from the first few words one would exchange with him. Paul cared for high-profile families, as news stories are noting, but he also gave free medical care to families who could not get care anywhere else. Any obituaries focusing on the troubles he had in his life are misguided. He overcame all those problems and remained a mentor to dozens of doctors. And the doctor for thousands and thousands of families. Harvey Karp started in Paul's office and I also was fortunate enough to spend my first five years in private practice in Paul's office. I learned more about caring for ba ...
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Jewish Circumcision Opponents Grow More Vocal - Salem-News.Com
Google News - over 5 years
The message was signed by several longtime opponents of infant circumcision who are Jewish, including cultural anthropologist Leonard Glick, MD, Ph.D. and pediatrician Paul Fleiss, MD, MPH The JCRC's message also addressed issues of insensitivity
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TELEVISION REVIEW; No Inhibitions, or Excuses, for a Hollywood Madam
NYTimes - almost 13 years
The mystery that so obsessed America is solved refreshingly early in USA Network's Monday night movie, ''Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss.'' ''They don't pay you for the sex, you know,'' a worldly wise madam tells Heidi when the fledgling call girl wonders why actors and rock stars would hire prostitutes when so many gorgeous women are
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TELEVISION REVIEW;Spare The Rod And Spoil Little Heidi
NYTimes - about 21 years
Be too permissive with your daughter and she is likely to grow up to be a Hollywood madam. That seems to be the message of the forcefully acted cautionary tale called "The Good Doctor: The Paul Fleiss Story," tonight's television movie on CBS. You may not be too familiar with Dr. Fleiss, but surely you couldn't have missed the lurid headlines about
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Hollywood Madam's Father Pleads Guilty
NYTimes - almost 22 years
Dr. Paul Fleiss, the father of the Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss, today pleaded guilty to helping his daughter launder hundreds of thousands of dollars to hide the income from her prostitution ring. In a plea agreement reached on Wednesday, Dr. Fleiss, 61, agreed to enter guilty pleas to Federal conspiracy and bank fraud charges. The father and
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NYTimes - about 22 years
THE BOY WITH THE MOST beautiful name in Hollywood was once told by an agent to change it to Lenny Williams. More recently, producers have advised him to star in movies about demonic teen-agers who strangle their girlfriends, or in tacky, fast-money Westerns like "The Quick and the Dead," which opened Friday. And it has not been uncommon for
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Hollywood Madam Is Found Guilty and Faces a Prison Term
NYTimes - about 22 years
Heidi Fleiss, the woman accused of being a madam to Hollywood's rich and famous, today was convicted of providing expensive prostitutes to undercover police officers. After four days of deliberations, a jury found the 28-year-old Ms. Fleiss guilty on three of five charges of pandering. The seven-man, five-woman jury deadlocked on the two other
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Tax Charges Are Added in Prostitution Case
NYTimes - over 22 years
Heidi Fleiss, who already faces state prostitution and drug charges, was indicted today on Federal charges of conspiring to hide hundreds of thousands of dollars that prosecutors say she amassed running a top Hollywood prostitution operation. The 14-count Federal indictment also accuses Ms. Fleiss's father, Dr. Paul Fleiss, a 60-year-old Los
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Hollywood Journal; All the Talk Is About Scandal, Rated X
NYTimes - over 23 years
There's only one name that everyone in town is talking about. Heidi. No, she's not a new animated movie from the Walt Disney Company. Definitely not. "Heidi's arrest is the talk of Tinseltown," said a front-page article in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. Monday's Daily Variety said on the front page, "H'w'd madam would tell all for $1 million." It's
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul M. Fleiss
  • 2005
    Age 71
    In 2005, Fleiss was investigated for his role in the death from untreated AIDS of Eliza Jane Scovill, the daughter of AIDS denialist Christine Maggiore, who was HIV-positive.
    More Details Hide Details Against standard medical practice, Scovill was never tested for HIV, and Fleiss was investigated by the Medical Board of California for gross negligence in her care as well as in the care of a second child who was also HIV-positive. After receiving over 100 letters of support for Fleiss from patients and parents, the Medical Board reached a settlement in which Fleiss conceded a failure to maintain adequate medical records and agreed to regular review by an outside physician acting as a monitor.
  • 1994
    Age 60
    In 1994, Fleiss pled guilty to conspiracy and bank fraud in relation to his daughter Heidi Fleiss' prostitution ring.
    More Details Hide Details Fleiss is known for his unconventional medical views. He is a proponent of the "family bed". While he recommends that his patients receive vaccines, he does not insist upon it. He is quoted by the Los Angeles Times as stating that he 'could be "convinced either way" on whether HIV causes AIDS'. Fleiss is a breastfeeding advocate and anti-circumcision activist. He is the author or co-author of three books: Sweet Dreams (2001), Your Premature Baby Comes Home with Juliette M. Alsobrooks (2006), and What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Circumcision with Frederick M. Hodges (2003). Fleiss was described in the Los Angeles Times as "everyone's favorite baby doctor" and having been "one of Southern California's most sought-after physicians" for thirty years. Sometimes described in the media as a "pediatrician to the stars", he counts numerous celebrities or their children among his patients, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Pamela Anderson, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, and Cindy Crawford.
  • 1933
    Born in 1933.
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