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Thursday, 1 June 2017

For bombarding patient with love messages UK ban a Nigerian doctor

Nigerian doctor banned in UK for bombarding patient with love messages

A Nigerian doctor based in the UK who bombarded one of his female patients with romantic messages and sent flowers to her home has been suspended for 12 months.

Dr Chizoba Christopher Uzoh, who worked as a locum GP at Murdishaw Health Centre in Runcorn, told the harassed woman:
“I’ve been feeling like a school boy meeting a girl he fancied for the first time. I haven’t felt this way in a while.” 

Dr Uzoh also sent flowers to her home, with a love note, which said:

“I hope it would be possible to make you mine someday.” The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service decided Dr Uzoh’s conduct was “sexually motivated” during his spree of phone calls, text messages, voicemails and posts to her home address.

He was found unfit to practice after a five day hearing in Manchester.
Uzoh was said to have pestered the woman between March and May, 2016, with one message reading:

“I saw you and I liked you and thought maybe we could go on a date.
“I am single and looking for a serious relationship and not intending to mess about.” On the card which accompanied flowers to her address, was a message which said:
“My heart is pure, I care, I hope it would be possible to make you mine someday.”
The patient asked Dr Uzoh to stop bothering her, in one message reply, telling him:

 “I just feel like your being too full on, I’ve only met you once and I was your patient!”
She added:
“Hey! Look as flattered as I was at the start that you took an interest and was happy to chat and get to know you, it all got too much too quick.

“It was one thing getting my number through my medical records, but I feel you went too far with getting my address without my permission and I will be honest it’s scared me a little, because I do not give anyone my address for my own safety and the thought of someone being able to get it so easily when I have put my trust in a doctor is unnerving…” Another message from the love-struck doctor described himself as a “a good looking guy” with “huge earning potential”, setting out his achievements as a doctor.

“How is it possible that a good looking guy who is a doctor, who has a job with huge earning potential, who was the best graduating doctor in his medical school, who started out as a urological surgeon with several well-cited scientific publications, who thinks you beautiful and special, who wants you – and you wouldn’t give him a chance? I’ve been in a Toronto and I couldn’t stop thinking about you,” he said in another message.
After he was reported to the General Medical Council, the father of two was suspended for 12 months after he was found guilty of misconduct.
“I was really shocked to get that initial message from him because I trusted him as a doctor. If I got that message now there is no way I would respond. I was in a difficult position particularly at that point so seeing him taking an interest was a nice thing,” the patient said.
“The next morning I woke up and there was a further text message and voicemail message. I remember I was doing my make-up and getting ready for work and I saw that he was calling but I didn’t want to pick up. He left a message saying: ‘Hi, I just wanted to hear your voice before I start my day’.
“Everyday I looked at my phone there was something from him whether it be a text message, missed call or a voicemail message.
“As soon as I knew the flowers had been sent I knew that they would be from Dr Uzoh – there weren’t many people who knew my address at the time. You’re being too full on – I’ve only met you once and I was your patient.”

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