Fashoranti found guilty by doctors’ college

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A Pugwash physicians has been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

HALIFAX – A Pugwash doctor has been found guilty of professional misconduct by a disciplinary panel from the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Oluwarotimi Fashoranti was found guilty of performing an inappropriate exam on a woman in Springhill three years ago.

It could be several weeks before the details of the infraction are released to the public.

A second charge of having an inappropriate interaction with the woman was dismissed.

Fashoranti is permitted to continue seeing patients within the Cumberland Health Authority.

“Until the CHA is advised differently by the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the same conditions will remain place as they have since 2010 for Dr. Fashoranti to practice at the hospital,” health authority spokeswoman Anne Keddy said. “Whenever he is seeing female patients, he must offer to have those encounters chaperoned.”

Keddy said Fashoranti does not cover any emergency room shifts within the health authority, but added he does procedures on occasion at the North Cumberland Memorial CEC.

“We will consider the report of the college regarding the disposition of Dr. Fashoranti as soon as it is received,” Keddy added.

The five-person panel said Fashoranti performed an inappropriate exam on the woman on July 29, 2010.

The woman, whose name is protected by a publication ban, said Fashoranti examined her when all she wanted was the test results for her chronic pain.

Both the doctor and his patient agreed the examination of her abdomen was properly done, but she claims the doctor pushed up her T-shirt and fondled her breasts.

The doctor now faces sanctions from the college. The penalty will be released in the written decision.

Organizations: Nova Scotia College of Physicians, Cumberland Health Authority

Geographic location: Pugwash, Springhill

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