Doctor suspended, fined $10,000 for inappropriate treatments
Published on Sep 7, 2012 9:18 AM
A doctor who had 26 years' experience ended up suspended for six months and fined $10,000 after the Singapore Medical Council took him to task for inappropriate treatment of a patient's lymphoma.
Dr Gerrard Teoh Kheng Hoe, 52, a haematologist and the medical director at the Clinic for Blood Disorders and Research, Gleneagles Hospital, was also found to have been using methods which were "generally not accepted" by the medical profession.
The complaint arose from a complaint on Aug 13 three years ago.
A statement from the SMC on Friday morning said that health of the patient deteriorated and suffered complications after undergoing the treatment by Dr Teoh.
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