A city neurologist has withdrawn from his practice after an allegation he broke an agreement he must have a chaperone present while seeing female patients.
According to a release from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, Dr. Bradley Jack Stewart was approached by the college and asked to withdraw after the allegation came to light.
“If evidence suggests the agreement CPSA has with a physician is not being followed, we act quickly to impose additional measures to protect patients,” said Dr. Scott McLeod, CPSA Registrar.
“Dr. Stewart’s previous sanction for unprofessional conduct combined with the current allegations suggest ungovernable behaviour, which is a grave concern to CPSA and the rationale for recommending his withdrawal from practice.”
Stewart was previously sanctioned for unprofessional conduct in 2013, which stemmed from an inappropriate relationship with a patient. He was suspended and had to pay to cover the costs of the investigation and hearing.
The chaperone condition it’s alleged he breached was put in place in 2016 after a complaint was made about him to the college.
In 2017, Edmonton police charged Stewart with sexual assault. He is facing trial in 2021.
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