GP banned for five years after accepting patient's money

Describe as a 'virtual grandmother' by the doctor, the patient paid for school fees and loaned the doctor money for a car

A GP and ‘homeopathic physician’ who took his patient on a family holiday and accepted tens of thousands of dollars from her for school fees has been banned for five years.


Over the course of their 15-year therapeutic relationship, Dr Michael Cleary also hosted a birthday celebration for the woman, who he stressed had become a “virtual grandmother” to his family, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal said.

He accepted $40,000 to buy a homeopathic device, known as a cybertron, over $92,000 for school fees