internal medicine specialist in Edmonton has been suspended for at
least six months after having what regulators call an "inappropriate"
relationship with a female patient.
A council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons
of Alberta says Dr. Robert Ferrari had a relationship with the patient
between August and November 2005.
It says he also failed to make appropriate arrangements for the woman's care after he'd decided not to continue as her doctor.
The disciplinary body has ordered Ferrari to complete a course in personal boundaries and undergo an assessment.
It also ordered him to pay - which he has - over $41,000 in costs associated with the investigation and disciplinary hearings.
The suspension began May 6 and runs until Nov. 5.
A medical specialist has been suspended by a council
of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta for unbecoming
The council says Edmonton internal medicine
specialist Dr. Robert Ferrari has been disciplined after having an
inappropriate relationship with a female patient.
It also says he failed to make appropriate
arrangements for continuing her care after he decided not to continue
as her physician.
Ferrari was also ordered to pay more than $41,000 for the cost of the investigation and disciplinary hearings.