“When a woman teams up with a snake, a moral storm threatens somewhere.” – Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra: A Life
In the picturesque beach town of Monterey California a physician has been found guilty of Stalking, in a goofy, teenage saga that involved a former husband; his new girlfriend; a handful of rodents and – now hold your ponies here – a serious reptile. Just another day in the life of a modern-day medical professional . . . .
Doctor Mary Kay Brewster, a 58-year-old Ob/Gyn specialist, has been convicted on two charges of felony Stalking; One charge of felony Vandalism, and Trespassing.
Oh, there’s more.
According to the prosecution the stalking began after the doctor and her husband separated. What followed was physician Brewster sending harassing text messages; destroying property at her husband’s place of employment; repeatedly calling his cellphone; poisoning plants; vandalizing his car and physically assaulted him. Brewster also stalked her husband’s new girlfriend, a nurse.
Oh, there’s still more.
Nurse witnesses testified that Doctor Brewster called the nurse a “skank” in front of patients, spattered bodily fluids on her in a surgical suite and in general allowed her emotions to create a hostile work environment. And then of course, the doctor was caught on a security camera, crawling under the victim’s car at 4:30 in the morning.
But then she slipped out of her surgiscrubs; put on her daffy doctor hat and got downright creative.
The police record shows the wayward physician, who lives in Salinas, broke into the former husband’s home while he was away and released rats and a large python in the house. That oughta teach him.
This particular lab coat loon is scheduled to be sentenced in January. And here’s another look at this soap opera:
Mary Kay Brewster MD graduated from Dartmouth Medical School in 1993. We’re guessing her alma mater alumni association will think carefully before inviting her to speak at a future commencement ceremony.
On the other hand, in the Twilight Zone of medicine . . . maybe it won’t bother them in the least. After all, you can bet the house that the California State Medical Board won’t be even slightly perturbed that this twit sneaked a snake into somebody’s bedroom.
Never forget: No profession in society is held to a lower standard of discipline than the errant physician population.