Many Pennsylvania physicians treat female patients. Depending on the situation, there may be times when no one is in an examining room except a patient and physician. In the case of a doctor in another state, this type of situation led to medical licensing problems when a female patient filed a claim with the state's attorney general, saying that the doctor acted inappropriately.
The woman said the physician had made sexual advances toward her during her appointment. The doctor in question used to work for the U.S. Air Force. He apparently faced several problems regarding his physician/patient relationships back then. His employment in the state where the woman's examination took place was conditional at first.
The doctor was told he was not permitted to treat female patients without a witness in the room; however, that restriction was eventually lifted. The woman in question is supposedly not the only patient who has made accusations against this particular physician. There have been many instances where patients file complaints against doctors, but the doctors' good standings are preserved once they have had an opportunity to formally respond.
In this physician's case, a medical licensing board has moved to suspend his license to practice medicine for 90 days while an investigation takes place. The doctor and his wife had been working in a practice together prior to the license suspension. Any licensed doctor in Pennsylvania currently facing similar problems may wish to consult with an experienced medical license attorney at the earliest opportunity.