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Sexual misconduct by a physician on a vulnerable patient

Sexual misconduct by a physician on a vulnerable patient

A Montreal family doctor has been disciplined by his professional order for sexually abusing a vulnerable patient who “exerted control” over many areas of her life.

“It’s obvious [le médecin] He abused his professional status to sabotage the professional relationship he was protecting […] “, the Disciplinary Council of the College of Physicians concluded last week.

Viagra is recommended

DR Roger Philip LeBlanc of the OPUS Clinic had multiple sexual relationships with his patient in his home, made sexual comments in his office, and administered Viagra pills when they were not medically necessary. The facts reported are from 2011 to 2020.

During a meeting with the Assistant Syndic of the Medical College of Quebec, the doctor made “a dozen arbitrary confessions,” we may read in the judgment? However, he denied everything before the disciplinary board.

However, his “incoherent” testimony was not accepted, saying the council was troubled by the “various versions offered” by the professional.

Many hats

DR LeBlanc wore many hats in his patient career. Assistant Syndic’s attorney indicated that he “holds it.”

He is her family doctor and her husband. He was also responsible for a research protocol that benefited the chronically ill patient. On a personal level, she wanted to pursue her career as an opera singer.

It was for this purpose that the first meeting with his patient took place at the doctor’s house.

During his testimony, the patient described that “when he arrived, [M. LeBlanc] Awaiting him was soup and an orange juice, which he believed to be drugged as he had felt a certain euphoria throughout the evening. »

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The doctor soon gave him Viagra and “they had intimate relations in the bedroom, on the stairs and in the basement”.

In his office, the doctor made a remarkable comment about the size of his penis, according to the patient.

“Evidence is clear of reprehensible acts committed”, the council decided, and it must convene soon to decide on the sanction to be imposed.

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