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Doc accused of snapping pics of naked patients

TT/The Local/rm · 9 Sep 2011, 16:51

Published: 09 Sep 2011 16:51 GMT+02:00

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The woman, who had been booked in to see the doctor at the local health clinic in Sörmland in eastern Sweden in November last year, became worried after the doctor showed her pictures he had snapped of other patients while undressed..

According to the woman, the photos all seemed to be of patients and taken during medical examinations.

The patient became concerned that the shutterbug doc had perhaps taken some pictures of her as well and reported the incident to the National Board on Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), according to local newspaper Eskilstunakuriren.

The head of the clinic later met with the woman to hear what she had to say about the incident, prompting the launch of an internal investigation into the physician's past.

The doctor had been hired by the clinic through a staffing agency and after requesting to see copies of the doctor's medical licence and references, officials at the clinic learned that the doctor had previously been reported to Sweden's Medical Responsibility Board (HSAN), but that no measures had been taken in response to the previous complaint.

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The doctor has now been reported to the police and to the National Board of Health Welfare.

TT/The Local/rm (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:01 September 9, 2011 by Just_Kidding
Glenn Quagmire is practicing medicine.
19:04 September 9, 2011 by Svensksmith
Where's the proof?
22:11 September 9, 2011 by godnatt
How did I look? I thought he took a rather flattering shot of me.
22:45 September 9, 2011 by jacquelinee
"the doctor had previously been reported to Sweden's Medical Responsibility Board (HSAN), but that no measures had been taken in response to the previous complaint."

What a surprise!
23:12 September 9, 2011 by muscle
well what an a$$holic doctor he is.. if you have taken the pictures, why the hell showing it to people? idiot! :)
23:56 September 9, 2011 by GLO
Yea, but were thry good or bad pic's????
02:50 September 10, 2011 by sjuttiosjusköterskorpåsjukhuset
Proctologists are a$$ doctors. They get off on a$$es, women's and men's. He was so stupid to share the a$$ photos of other patients with her. And that HSAN did nothing about a previous complaint about him is so typically Swedish bureaucracy.
12:02 September 10, 2011 by johnny1939
Makes you shudder to think what might be done to you w/o your knowledge! IA> breach of privacy I would say. Permission should always be asked of patient.
12:31 September 10, 2011 by Frank Arbach
Seem to remember reading on this site, a while ago, that 'becoming a doctor' is one of the most sought after Swedish professions: is there some kind of link here somewhere...?
15:01 September 11, 2011 by KungsholmenGuy
The scary thing is not only that HSAN allowed this quack to continue to practice after his first offence, but that he is so far gone that he boasts to his other patients about his other unethical mobile phone photo taking, even after having been previously reported to HSAN.

How far off the deep end does some bozo have to be before being disallowed to practice medicine in Sweden?
04:11 September 13, 2011 by volvoman9
Well what's the harm? I'm sure he just showed them to a few close friends.
14:09 September 15, 2011 by wxman
Having pictures of you taken during a rectal exam can be disconcerting, but not nearly as much as suddenly noticing the doctor has both hands on your shoulders!
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