A doctor practicing in the Border City is facing an allegation of professional misconduct originating from Newfoundland and Labrador.
According to a report from CBC Newfoundland and information posted to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Francis Adeagbo is now practicing under the conditions that a chaperone is present when he sees female patients.
Adeagbo previously worked in the Happy Valley-Goose Bay area, before coming to the Border City to work as a family doctor.
On the website of the Newfoundland college, Adeagbo is listed as facing a professional misconduct hearing, which would be conducted by the adjudication tribunal of the college.
The hearing date, time, and location are set to be announced, and further information about the allegation which led to the hearing being announced is not disclosed.
The CBC report on the matter, published on Friday, states that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan imposed the chaperone condition on Adeagbo after the body was informed of the allegations against the doctor by the Newfoundland college.
The report also says that the associate registrar of the Saskatchewan college, Brian Salte, described the allegations as “quite serious”.
The report further states that Salte went on to say that if Adeagbo was found guilty of professional misconduct back in Newfoundland, a form of sanction is possible.
106.1 The Goat reached out to Dr. Raffath Sayeed, a colleague of Adeagbo at the Family Medical Clinic where Adeagbo currently practices. Sayeed indicated that the reported condition of a chaperone being present for all female patients was not for all kinds of examinations.
“What I know of when Dr Abeagbo saw the (CBC) article, he said his condition is for sensitive investigations, he should have a chaperone, not for all patients,” said Sayeed.
Sayeed also said he had been aware of the allegations against his colleague.
“I knew about the allegations, I’ve known about the allegations,” said Sayeed.
“I’ve known that the process was going through, the Newfoundland college, and at this stage, the allegations, are unproven.”
Adeagbo was trained abroad, graduating from Nigeria’s Obafemi Awolowo University in 2003.