GP conduct criticised for patient ‘love’

Melbourne-based Dr John Myers crossed professional boundaries by failing to end the clinical relationship, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal said this month.

The tribunal said that in 1998 Dr Myers was treating the patient’s mother, with whom the patient and her children lived, when the patient was referred to Dr Myers for osteoporosis, depression and other issues. The patient became “infatuated with Dr Myers, expressing intense feelings of love and affection in writing