Doctor Suspended For Having Sex With Patient After Examining His Genitals

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A female doctor in Australia has been suspended from her general practitioner position for allegedly having sex with a patient after she examined his genitals at a hospital in the outback.

The doctor in question, general practitioner Biljana Nikolova-Trask, allegedly violated the professional boundaries between herself and three patients in Broken Hill in the far west of NSW, and even entered into a “close personal relationship” with one of them.

The Health Care Complaints Commission heard that Nikolova-Trask had a relationship with a man known as patient A, while she was treating his wife, patient B, back in 2009.

Soon after the relations took place, the man separated from his wife, and he and the doctor began a full-blown relationship in the June of 2010.

The doctor and patient A are still in a relationship, and even have a daughter together, as reported by the Tribunal. Furthermore, according to the report, in 2008, Dr. Nikolova-Trask maintained a “close personal relationship with another patient, known as Patient D.”

The New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal report noted that, “Patient D continued to see the practitioner on a professional basis in 2009 on four separate occasions between January 2009 and June 2009.”

Back in July 2009, for example, the doctor sent a Facebook message to Patient B, claiming that she was staying overnight at another home on a “particular street.” That was understood to be the home of patient D.

A month later, the doctor examined Patient D’s genitals, and then after the consultation, she discussed the possibility of starting a sexual relationship with him, and asked if he could transfer to another practitioner.

In February 2010, patient D was seen by Dr. Nikolova-Trask after he was in a serious motorbike accident. She allegedly “engaged in improper conduct” with Patient D, where she continued to treat him while maintaining an intimate personal relationship.

As a result of her conduct, Dr. Nikolova-Trask is prohibited from working as a sole practitioner for three years.