|Dr. Adekunle Williams Owolabi (left)|
A doctor was charged with misconduct after being accused of sexually harassing women during medical exams, according to officials in Canada.
Now, Dr. Adekunle Williams Owolabi of Labrador West, has lost his license to practice medicine for six months after being found guilty of four counts professional misconduct.
Before he resumes his work as a doctor, he must take a course on appropriate doctor-patient boundaries. Owolabi was also ordered to pay $75,000 in costs related to the investigation and disciplinary process.
According to the investigation, Owolabi inappropriately hugged and kissed several patients. In one incident, Owolabi asked a woman whether she likes big ones or small ones as he was performing a Pap smear.
A total of four women filed complaints against the doctor, and a tribunal established by the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons, found that Owolabi has shown a lack of respect for the dignity and privacy of his patients, constituting professional misconduct.