“The medical board considered his 2013 “no contest” plea to sexually assaulting a medical assistant. The woman testified that Froehlich slipped his hand under her shirt and groped her breast one night in his office. He also tried to put his hand down her pants.”
A Cincinnati OB/Gyn has been stripped of his medical license for getting a little too randy with lady patients’ genitals.
According to the Ohio State Medical Board, Doctor Kurt W. Froehlich, age 48, has testified that he engaged in sexual relations with two patients who were also employees at Bethesda North Hospital, where he worked. He stated these inappropriate encounters occurred after he physically showed the women where their G-spots were, followed by sexual encounters with both.
After conducting an annual checkup, Froehlich told the medical board that “Patient #1” began asking questions about her G-spot. He said that he explained the location by drawing a picture, but that she then asked, “Can you show me where it is?” This resulted in Froehlich putting on gloves and physically showing her. Another encounter happened in a hospital bedroom.
Froehlich told the board that he had known “Patient #2” for about eight years before she became his patient. He said she too asked where her G-spot was during an exam. Although the two did not have intercourse, he later “saw her at the hospital and stimulated her to orgasm.”
When asked to explain his actions, Froehlich responded that he was under stress due to changes in his life that he could not control. He also testified that he had been on a diet for two months; that one of the side effects of the HCG diet is an elevation of testosterone, which can affect behavior.
Froehlich admitted that the sexual encounters with patients were “inappropriate.” He also recognized that he had been in a “position of authority,” because the patients were working in the delivery area of the hospital with him.
The now former doctor has a history of misbehavior.
In 2013 Froehlich sexually assaulted a medical assistant. He was found guilty and fined $250.
The year before that, he settled a wrongful death suit after a 30-year-old mother died while following an extreme diet he prescribed. The family held Froehlich liable, arguing that he failed to perform a thorough initial evaluation and did not conduct any “medical surveillance” while the woman was on the diet. The suit was settled out of court for an unknown amount.
Here’s another view of this daffy doc case:
For those who believe the Ohio State Medical Board was too heavy-handed in pulling this doctor’s license – relax.
Frolicking Froehlich will be reissued another license – most likely in another state – in no time at all. He will then be back in the business of undressing women for money and the medical oversight group at his new hospital will do all in their power to prevent his new patients from learning of his predator past.
Trust us: we live in a nation that relicenses physicians after they have committed murder. Frisky Froehlich’s slaps on the wrist will result in no true downtime at all.
Stay tuned. We’ll let you know when he moves across state lines to . . . oh, we’re betting on Michigan.
(We thank “Doctor Watchdog” – Charles Weston – for bringing this story to our attention)
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