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Currently unable to practice medicine because of government collusion, Ms. Cheek can still write and teach. She offers pamphlets, seminars, and her latest work, a novel--Target: Pain Doc.
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PRISONER OF WAR
It's hard to believe that face of the woman above is that of a convicted felon, isn't it? But I'm sorry to say that is the case.
Hi. I am the woman above--Linda S. Cheek. I have never done a criminal act in my life, as least to my knowledge, and yet I am a convicted felon, not once, but twice. I became a target of the US government because I treated pain, and I used alternative methods to treat my patients. The government has an agenda, and I can guarantee to you that health and wellness of its constituents is not it.
As a result of time spent in federal prison, www.lindacheekmd.com is now a website of exposure. The illegal activity of the US government to put innocent citizens in prison has got to stop. In this website I hope to educate the American people on the evil of our Justice Department.
Prolotherapy and Athletic Injury
Video from chronic pain patient
Knowledge about healing is incorporated throughout the novel, Target: Pain Doc. It's worth buying the book just for that information, besides opening your eyes about the evil in our government policies today.
Unbelievable But Not, I’m Sorry To Say, Unexpected
In preparation for my website www.sevenpillarstotalhealth.com going live, I reached out to the Virginia Board of Medicine to make sure that the information on that website would not be construed as treatment, as I am not currently licensed to practice medicine. IT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. Having already gone down the road of asking the government entities for help and being charged with a crime instead, I really didn’t think anything would come of this either, and it didn’t. But just to document for possible future reference for the public, here is that unproductive email conversation with William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director of the Virginia Board of Medicine. Keep in mind, this is the same person who traveled to Roanoke to be a government witness against me at my trial. At that time he was more than willing to state that my actions were “outside the course of professional practice”. He was considered an “expert witness”. So he should know the law as it pertains to what is considered “medical practice”.
My first email on March 4, 2016:
As an innocent physician convicted through outrageous government conduct, I am requesting your review of my website. I do not want the government, of which the Board of Medicine is part, to charge me with another crime that I am innocent of. Being targeted multiple times, and with the Board of Medicine's negative position in my case, I need confirmation that I will not be faced with more persecution. I have a husband handicapped with CP and retinitis pigmentosa, and I do not want to spend any more of my life in prison for doing nothing illegal.
I am now an author. I have written two books to date. I am working on my book for the Seven Steps to Healing. In marketing this book, I am developing DVDs for sale, and have revamped my website as a marketing tool. I AM NOT evaluating or treating anyone. There are books on alternative treatments for diseases written by non-MD's throughout the world. So I do not consider this website to be doing anything that could be considered illegal. But I want the position of the Board of Medicine on record. Am I doing anything improper on this website, or with the services I offer?
The website is still under construction. You will find it at the following URL:
Now I have already suffered as a result of the government not answering my questions, but targeting me instead. I can't help it if you are party to that. I can only do what I think is best, and hope that you believe in God's justice.
So I would appreciate your reviewing my website and telling me if there is anything there that would be construed by the Board of Medicine as illegal.
I've already perused the Code, and believe that I am not in any violation. However, that hasn't stopped the government from confabulating false charges in the past. So who would I go to if the Board of Medicine won't answer my questions?
You may wish to consult a private attorney who is familiar with health care law.
So, if there are any health care lawyers out there who think there is anything wrong with my expression of my first amendment rights of free speech by publishing this general knowledge on my website, please contact me. I am willing to do whatever I need to do, including shutting the website down, if I do not have that freedom of expression simply because of my education.
Letter to Judge Glen Conrad on Feb 25, 2016
An attempt to understand my legal obligations and rights.
Dear Honorable Judge Conrad,
I have a few questions to pose to you that I would appreciate responses for.
1.Other than the restitution I have imposed upon me and the forfeiture of my office building, are there any other possible government plans or orders to confiscate any other of my personal finances now or in the future? Could the government come back later and confiscate any other of my personal finances, such as inheritances, business income, etc? Would you send me something in writing informing me of all my financial obligations, now and in the future?
2.The government achieved my conviction through outrageous government conduct, perjury and frank breaking of the law. I thought the appeal process in our justice system was designed to prevent this from happening, but it is obviously isn’t. Where do I go to be exonerated? Do I submit a motion for reduction/change of sentence? I do not want a retrial. What I do want is to be able to get my license back. I would like to institute the program I developed for drug abuse that can actually cure the cause. I would also like to be able to do prolotherapy in prisons. I also do not want to be charged with practicing medicine without a license because I am doing seminars on the Seven Steps to Healing. I do not plan on starting up another private practice.
3.In order to submit any motions to bring justice to this case as well as the actions of the government to justice, will you assign me a defense attorney, or since the government has now made me destitute, will I have to do it pro se? I am still an innocent citizen wrongfully accused, and by my constitutional rights, should have benefit of an attorney.
4.If I have to act pro se, how do I get the actual recordings done by CS’s in my office reviewed by an independent reviewer, as they were doctored by the government for the trial?
5.I would hope that you, the chief judge of the district, would be interested in making sure that government prosecutors do not convict innocent people through illegal means.
6.My new website, www.sevenpillarstotalhealth.com, will be up and running in a month. I would appreciate your looking at it and making sure that nothing I am doing there would be considered an infraction of the court’s order. I am covering it with disclaimers, I won’t be consulted one-on-one, and I am only teaching general knowledge about cleansing and healing. I have also achieved what I wrote to you about earlier—a master’s certification in nutrition which I am using to sell the products on my website.
7.Can I still call myself Linda Cheek, MD? As an author of a book by that name, and a seminar/webinar teacher, I would like to be able to show my training without being charged with practicing medicine without a license.
Thank you for your assistance in these matters.
Judge Conrad's reply reminded me of a politician in the movie Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. This was one of the funniest movies of all time. In it, the politician, when asked a question, performed a song and dance called the Texas Two Step. In other words, he spewed words, but they made no sense and never answered the question. See if you can find any answers in Judge Conrad's remarks. The government is good at passing the buck--go to another agency for that answer. But if you notice, he didn't direct me to any particular place/person/phone number--just "The Justice Department". I can assure you that the Justice Department is a big place, and the chance of finding the right place is virtually impossible. At the time of my trial, Judge Conrad got irate with me because I checked with my lawyer, Rhonda Overstreet of Bedford, Va, asking her if I could speak with the two people working in my office, Kathleen Schultz, DO, the doctor who prescribed the medications under question, and the nurse/receptionist. They were held as government witnesses so I couldn't talk with them before the trial. And since Rhonda never made any attempt to talk with them in constructing my defense, I did not know the truth at the time of the trial. But after the trial, Rhonda told me it was okay. The government accused me of obstruction of justice as a result of my finding out in the conversation with Kathy that she had been coerced to commit perjury. Judge Conrad didn't like that revelation and told me that if I had any questions, I needed to come to him. He added the obstruction of justice charges to my sentence. So now, I go to him with questions and here are his answers:
Dear Dr. Cheek:
I have received your letter of February 25, 2016 with a number of questions.
As regards future financial obligations, the only debts that you have of which I am aware are those imposed in connection with the judgement order. Collection of those sums is the responsibility of the Department of Justice, and I generally have no involvement in those collection decisions.
As for your concerns about government misconduct, the only recommendations which I can make are to pursue the remedies provided in the appellate process, and to direct petitions to the Department of Justice. There is a new United States Attorney in the Western District of Virginia, and he may have a different take on your concerns.
The only authority by which the court can appoint an attorney to help you is that provided pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act. The Act does not authorize appointment of counsel for folks who are not currently facing a criminal sentence. Therefore, I am unable to appoint an attorney to help you at this time.
Finally, as regards your professional standing, that is an issue that comes under the authority of the state licensing agency. I have no role in deciding such matters, though I am consulted by that agency in relicensing matters.
I am glad your prison term is at an end. I have spoken with Bill on several occasions while you were incarcerated, and I know that he is very happy to have you back. I hope things go well for both of you.
Glen E. Conrad
Chief United States District Judge
The only real answer here is that I don't get a lawyer appointed. Since I am now destitute at the hand of the government, that makes my hiring a lawyer virtually impossible. So thank you, Judge, for helping to set me up again. Notice, that he addressed me as "Dr. Cheek", even though legally I cannot be addressed in that manner as it implies I am practicing medicine. Is there a plan here?