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How confident are you that Pennsylvania and other states are making sure that incidents described below do not occur in hospitals, doctor's offices or nursing homes?

The Lancaster New Era is reporting that an orthopedic surgeon from Lancaster recently was disciplined by the state medical board for having sex with a woman he was treating and for prescribing the woman drugs, including methadone, without properly examining her. The paper reports that Dr. Robert S. Mathews had his medical license suspended for two years, a suspension that was stayed provided he does remedial education and is monitored for a time by another surgeon. He also was fined $5,000 by the board. It was the second time in recent years Mathews has been disciplined by the state.

Mathews was disciplined for his conduct between 2003 and 2007 with a woman identified as “S.T.” in the consent agreement and order issued by the state.

For more on the incident go to the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era website at the link below:–boards-discipline-local-surgeon–nurse-in-separate-incidents.html

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