Physician found guilty of unprofessional conduct

Leader staff

A College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) hearing tribunal has found Dr. Keith Martin, a family physician from Slave Lake, guilty of unprofessional conduct. This comes a month after the College announced it had found Dr. Martin not guilty in another case of alleged misconduct.

In this case, the CPSA said in an April 21 release, Dr. Martin was found guilty of “inappropriately biting the upper arm of a nurse and using inappropriate language with the nursing staff at the Slave Lake Hospital.”

The release goes on to say Dr. Martin admitted to using the phrase, “uterus, I need a uterus,” on occasion when calling for a nurse to serve as a chaperone during examinations with a female patient.

The hearing tribunal noted his admitted conduct “completely disregarded his co-workers right to feel safe and respected in their workplace, and to be treated as respected and valued health care professionals.”

Dr. Martin’s sanction hearing took place on April 13, 2021.

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