Dr. Carol Roberts, a once-prominent advocate of alternative medicine,
was reprimanded and fined $15,000 today by the Florida Board of
Medicine at a meeting in Boca Raton. She had been charged with two
counts of negligence in a 2009 outbreak of hepatitis C among her
As many as 11 cases of the serious and incurable
illness developed after a nurse at Roberts’ Tampa-area clinic reused
syringes and medicine vials. The nurse, Brandy Medeiros, is now serving a
five-year probation ordered by the Board of Nursing.