According to CJAD 800, Montreal's News Talk Radio is reporting that a Montreal doctor has been caught taking photos of his patients.
Even more shocking is that the doctor's lawyer is hoping the punishment will be only 2 years of suspension on his medical license.
TL;DR A Montreal doctor has been found guilty of taking photos of two separate women with his cell phone while they were in his care. His license suspension could be as little as two years.
The doctor's name is Craig Smith and he was working at Centre médical Santé Mont-Royal in the Town of Mont-Royal as a general practitioner.
According to CJAD, the doctor is guilty of attempting to take photos of two women on two separate occasions.
The first incident occurred when Smith pulled out his phone to take a "crotch shot" photo of a woman's private parts.
The second incident occurred with Smith pulled out his phone to try and photograph a woman's bare chest while she was changing in his office.
The College of Physicians found Dr. Craig Smith guilty of both these incidents, though there isn't any information of whether there were more, undocumented incidents as well.
According to CJAD, Smith is "embarrassed by his actions, and is both a good doctor and a good person." He also acknowledges that he "made a terrible mistake."
Following this admission, Smith's lawyer is recommending the suspension of his license be only two years.
However, according to CJAD, the suspension could last five years.
Voici le nouveau dépliant sur l'inconduite de nature sexuelle. Si vous croyez avoir été victime d’inconduite de nature sexuelle de la part de votre médecin, adressez-vous au Collège des médecins du Québec, qui vous traitera avec respect et empathie.https://t.co/9QpMKCVZ3V— Collège des médecins (@CMQ_org) March 5, 2018
The tweet above reads:
Here is the new flyer on sexual misconduct. If you believe that you have been the victim of sexual misconduct on the part of your doctor, contact the Collège des médecins du Québec, who will treat you with respect and empathy.
The tweet above also links to the College of Physician's new flyer on sexual misconduct, where you can find information on who to contact if you feel you've been mistreated while in the care of a physician.
Personally, I'm happy to know the doctor's name is out in the open, because I'd be uncomfortable in his care after two, five or ten years.
Updates on the College of Physicians decision to follow.