An Oklahoma doctor has allegedly injected patients with a so-called Jesus shot which purports to be a miracle cure-all for pain.
He apparently charges $200 to $300 for one injection of the mysterious “Jesus juice” formula that supposedly eliminates pain for life.
To make things more interesting, the doctor — identified in multiple media reports as John Michael Lonergan — reportedly is a convicted felon for tax evasion, mail fraud, and healthcare fraud. “Although his medical license was revoked in Ohio, Oklahoma granted the doctor a state-supervised license to practice medicine in 2012. Lonergan’s supervision agreement was terminated in March 2013, but he has been allowed to practice medicine in the state without supervision for the next 12 months.”
On the Stolen Valor Facebook page last month, an Oklahoma resident posted a message about “Dr. Mike” which said in part, “Okay guys, there is a guy in my town of Woodward, OK going by the name Dr. Mike. Nobody knows anything about this guy, but he claims that he is a Former Special Forces Dr and him and another Special Forces Dr developed a serum for the military called Jesus Juice and it has been used in the military for years and it cures any ailment. Okay, whatever, cool. Has anyone heard of this? This ‘Dr. Mike’ is traveling around my town charging people $200 for this Miracle shot that he developed for the military… There is a ton of talk going around town about it, and nobody has ever heard of it, so I was wondering if anyone here has heard of this ‘Jesus Juice’ shot.”
Although most of the responses seemed skeptical, some Facebook posters claimed that they had a good results with the Jesus shot. There was some speculation that the concoction could be a steroid.
Oklahoma City’s News 9 visited the clinic where Lonergan works.The clinical director (see embed below) explained that Dr. Mike was a part-time employee and that she was unaware that he was administering a Jesus shot. Apparently Dr. Mike has not been responding to calls from to the news media or the clinic.
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Watch the news report about Dr. Mike and the Jesus shot: