Englehart doctor Patrick Phillips suspended following ‘inappropriate’ COVID treatments, advice, college says | CBC News


Ontario’s Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSO) has temporarily suspended the licence of Dr. Patrick Phillips, a doctor whose social media feedback selling misinformation through the pandemic landed him earlier than a disciplinary committee. 

Phillips, who labored as an emergency room doctor in Englehart, Ont., had beforehand been known as earlier than the school’s disciplinary committee to reply to allegations of misconduct. 

The allegations are, a minimum of partially, linked to Phillips’s statements on social media, the place he as soon as had a sizeable presence. Practically 40,000 customers adopted him on Twitter earlier than his account was suspended. 

In a single occasion, in a collection of tweets on Sept. 25, 2021, Phillips drew a comparability between pandemic-related public well being measures and the remedy of individuals with disabilities in Nazi Germany.

He has additionally known as Ontario’s vaccine certificates system “unlawful” and claimed it might be used to “deny medical care, meals, banking and shelter” to unvaccinated individuals.

In a video posted to the Reddit group LockdownSkepticism, Phillips appears in a video questioning the chance of asymptomatic unfold of COVID-19 as “negligible to non-existent.” 

“It’s alleged that Dr. Phillips engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct and failed to take care of the usual of follow of the occupation in relation to his communications, together with communications on social media and different digital platforms, concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and associated points,” the CPSO’s website stated.  

In a press release to CBC Information, a spokesperson for the school stated that its Investigations, Complaints and Stories Committee (ICRC) ordered Phillips be handed an interim suspension order. 

The committee stated Phillips was allegedly “incompetent in relation to his affected person care and reporting opposed occasions following immunization.” 

Allegations in opposition to Phillips, listed on the discover of listening to issued by the CPSO’s self-discipline tribunal, embrace:

  • Interference with the testing of an toddler, who was not his affected person, for COVID-19;

  • Inappropriate reporting of opposed occasions following immunization;

  • Inappropriate administration of sufferers/different people in relation to COVID-19 vaccines and in relation to COVID-19 remedy and prophylaxis, together with inappropriate prescribing; Inappropriate provision of medical exemptions in relation to COVID-19;

  • Inappropriate communication with sufferers/different people in relation to COVID-19 vaccines, remedy and prophylaxis; 

  • Unprofessional conduct and communications at his hospital office, together with failure to comply with hospital protocols.

CBC Sudbury reached out to Phillips for remark by way of social media however didn’t obtain a response.

A date for the tribunal is anticipated to be set within the coming weeks.

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