An Eatonville health practitioner is dispensing treatments illegally, the Washington State Department of Health charged today in the press release posted below. The agency says it has obtained a restraining order against Sung Min Im, who apparently was offering cancer treatments at a health center called the Cleansing Way Lifestyle Change Institute. The DoH alledges that Mr. Im does not have proper medical credentials. His facility is located in the Ski Park neighborhood near Ohop Lake.
The Department of Health asks all those who may have been treated by Mr. Im and wishing to file a complaint against him and the Cleansing Way center to contact the agency.
The Mountain News has called the Cleansing Way to obtain more information on their medical practices, but we have been unable to reach Mr. Im or the clinic directly.
State seeks court order to stop unlicensed Pierce County medical practice
Eatonville man was ordered to cease-and-desist in 2005
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has obtained a temporary restraining order in Pierce County Superior Court to stop Sung Min Im from practicing medicine without a license.
The department alleges that Im is practicing medicine without a license in violation of an administrative order to cease-and-desist. The temporary restraining order is the first step in the department’s request for a permanent injunction prohibiting Im from practicing medicine without a license.
The department believes that Im owns and operates a facility named, The Cleansing Way Seminar Inc. in Eatonville, which is advertised as a health care facility. In its complaint, the department alleges that Im refers to himself as, “Dr. Im,” and uses the designation M.D with his name. Im doesn’t hold a medical license in Washington. Im allegedly conducted physical exams and treated two patients diagnosed with cancer using tea, juice, sea salt, and honey at The Cleansing Way facility.
In 2005 Im signed an agreed order to cease-and-desist the unlicensed practice of medicine and pay a $25,000 fine.
Anyone who has been medically treated by Im can file a complaint by calling 360-236-4700 or send the information by e-mail.