Post # 1
Still in shock even though its been a few days. i have been going to the same OBGYN for about 2 years now. He was recommended by my sister (her doctor and delivered my niece). In August, I had laparoscopic surgery to look for endo and PCOS (both negative), and he performed it. We were so excited to schedule our apointment with him to confirm our prenancy and look at our little baby. You can imagine my shock when i read online he was arrested for sleeping with underage men and child pornography. Immediately called the place and rescheduled my appointment with the doctor they are transferring patients to. Just finding it nuts that someone my family and I trusted so much had this crazy, disgusting secret!!
Post # 3
Wow. That is awful that you have had your trust broken. Just goes to show that “monsters” often look just like the rest of us.
Post # 4
@MrsSnowPoke: Yikes!! That’s scary.
Post # 6
I can relate to a certain degree. My previous primary doctor was arrested for underage molestation in his doctors office with girls between the age of 13-17. I had been going to him from the age of 12-18. Luckily nothing ever happened to me, but holy cow, that was a really weird feeling when I got the news!
Post # 7
@MrsSnowPoke: Ohhhh my goodness!! That’s just awful I would be freaking out so I totally understand your anxiety/concern about this situation.
Post # 8
How awful. I’m so sorry this happed.
My very favorite doctor in the world was recently charged for writing RX for narcotics for himself and skimming medications. He suffersfrom a very serious addiction. He is a fantastic doctor though but its still upsetting to think about.
I was SA by a doctor when I was 19. She was never charged. Nothing makes me more angry than people who abuse a trusted position like that. I really hope the victims can start to recover now.
Post # 9
how awful!! thank goodness he finally got caught!
Post # 10
I heard about this on the news earlier this week! (I’m assuming it’s the same guy since it’d be crazy if there were 2 in one week). Totally shocking.
Post # 12
@MrsSnowPoke: Oh goodness, how icky. I know it’s probably not necessary, but if it were me, I’d probably change offices too – just because. If it makes you feel any better, I found out today that the guy who ran my internship right out of college has basically been fired for a sexual harrassment scandal. I never specifically had a problem with him – but I’m not at all surprised. He was a bit of a weird dude and there were definitely off handed remarks here and there by the real staff members. I don’t need it, but definitely time to take THAT place off my resume once and for all (at least when I’m not legally obligated to provide it.)
In a similar note, I have a trainwreck friend who has an older, married boyfriend. He’s a successful pediatrician in the area and apparently has had multiple DUIs. To the extent that he has a breathilizer apparently. So I can’t help but wonder whether he works while intoxicated too. <shudder>
Post # 13
Wow that is shocking alright! I can’t imagine how you must be feeling! There really are so many creeps out there. I heard of another story of a pediatrician sexually abusing little kids in his office. Honestly I’m glad my mom would only let me have female doctors especially during my teenage years and she would always insist on staying with me (because of course, anything can still happen nowadays) and now I’ve insisted that I only want female OB.
Post # 14
WOW! thats crazy! I’m sorry!
Post # 15
omg, that is terrible. glad he got caught though. it probably happens more times than we realize.
Post # 16
@Mrs_Lavender: Thankfully, no one he abused or had photos of were patients. The teenage boys he had relationships with were met on craigslist and other sexual search sites. The child pornography apparently came from special search engines especially for that. Makes me sick to know those are out there.
@Mrs.LemonDrop: I thought about changing offices, but I truly love the staff there. The other doctors are amazing and I just feel comfortable there despite everything. I am worried for the practice because it really is a great place and I don’t want them to have this awful black mark because of a sick person. Just an awful situation for them. They have already distanced themselves from him too. The day it came out, he was off the site and they were contacting patients. Rough.