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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/22/2014

Distracted operations lead to suspension

SEATTLE — Every surgery has its risks but you probably don’t want your doctor checking out his iPhone while you’re under the knife — especially if he’s sexting. That’s what one Seattle physician is accused of doing, according to the Washington State Department of Health. Arthur Zilberstein had his licence suspended after alleged disregard for patient safety, in some cases related to sexual incidents. His preoccupation with sexual matters included sexually explicit texts during surgeries when he was the responsible anesthesiologist, accessing medical-record imaging for sexual gratification and sexual encounters at the workplace. To top it all off, it’s alleged Zilberstein issued at least 29 unauthorized prescriptions for controlled substances and medication outside of his medical practice.