A Winnipeg doctor was not only prescribing Oxycontin to a pair of massage-parlour workers in exchange for sexual favours, he was also billing Manitoba Health “for reported house calls which he made for the purposes of personal and sexual relations with the two women” according to the Winnipeg Free Press.
Dr. Randy Raymond Allan had practiced at Main Street Medical Centre until June 2010, when the investigation first got underway. He pleaded guilty to professional misconduct on September 11th, though the guilty plea was just made public as of this morning. “There are people who say this was taking too long and I might be inclined to agree with that,” Manitoba Health Minister Theresa Oswald said, seemingly apologizing to the prostitutes for not getting the word out sooner.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba ruled that Dr. Allan “failed to maintain appropriate boundaries with two female patients, and specifically that he had personal and sexual relations with them during the same periods that he was providing medical care to them” as per the Free Press. He is also said to have “Issued prescriptions for Oxycontin to both patients… because of his personal and sexual relations with them.”
One has to wonder if he could also be charged for prostitution, as he was being paid for his sexual encounters by the provincial health service. And to think, he used to be someone’s family doctor. Hmm, I wonder what else he prescribed to his “patients”…