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Louis Bair, Grand Junction Doctor, Accused Of Inappropriate Sexual Contact

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:35 PM ET

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Dr. Louis Bair, a physician in Grand Junction, has had his medical license suspended in response to allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with six different patients.

According to the Grand Junction Sentinel:

Bair allowed a woman whom he employed...to write her own prescriptions for Oxycontin. During this time, Bair asked the woman to administer testosterone injections and to measure his penis, and he rubbed the woman's genitalia, the complaint said.

The physician has also been accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a patient after a gynecological exam, having sex with a patient, and viewing pornography on his computer at work.

Bair is scheduled for a hearing on Dec. 11 where he can respond to the allegations.

According to the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners Policy, the Board may be able to strip Bair of his license to practice medicine if it is deemed the best way to protect public safety.

In some instances, revocation is the only means by which the public can be protected. In other cases, the Medical Board may restrict and monitor the practice of a physician who is actively engaged in a rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation of a physician is a secondary goal that may be pursued if the Medical Board can be assured that the public is not at risk for a recurrence of the misconduct.

The physician, Dr. Louis Bair, served on the board that reviews cases of physician misconduct.

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