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Judge allows suspended Lodi obstetrician to continue practice — with several restrictions

Judge: Restrictions on Hickox include delivering babies, doing surgeries

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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:10 am, Tue Aug 28, 2012.

A doctor whose license was suspended by the Medical Board of California for allegedly using inhalants and performing sexual acts in his Lodi medical office is being allowed to practice, although there are restrictions.

An administrative law judge last week cleared obstetrician Peter Hickox to return to work, but he is prohibited from performing surgeries or delivering babies. He also cannot work in a solo practice, after-hours or be on call, according to the Aug. 21 decision.

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  • trista aquino posted at 6:01 pm on Sat, Sep 1, 2012.

    trista aquino Posts: 119

    Who was the judge does anybody know?

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 5:16 am on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2672

    I don't see anything in this article indicating that "Dr" Hickox's patients will be informed about his history of drug abuse on the job.

    What sort of world do we live in where a fry cook can be fired for smoking dope on his own time but a doctor who huffs at work is allowed to continue at his job?

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 5:14 am on Thu, Aug 30, 2012.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2672

    This is absolutely INSANE!

    Hickox needs to be spending his time finding a new profession. His days as a physician should be OVER!

  • Jessie Abraham posted at 5:34 pm on Wed, Aug 29, 2012.

    Abe Posts: 14

    Re:Physician Hickox, what does it take to get rid of an M.D? The halo effect seems to protect them with a slap on the wrist even when their conduct is found to be over the top. The public needs more protection.



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