States charges Kennewick doctor with unprofessional conduct

A Kennewick doctor, Dr. John C. Perry, has been charged with “unprofessional conduct” and is under investigation by the Washington state Medical Quality Assurance Commission reports The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Perry, who is an obstetrician and gynecologist, allegedly violated the standard of care for six patients, resulting in medical complications for some of them. He allegedly was sexually involved with one patient for whom he reversed a tubal ligation performed other surgical procedures including a DNC.

According to the state, sexual relationships between physicians and their patients is not tolerated because it obscures medical judgment concerning the patient’s healthcare and is detrimental to a patient’s well-being.

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