GP suspended over two-year affair with patient

A Darwin GP who fathered two children during a two-year affair with a patient, while continuing to treat her and her oblivious husband, has been suspended for four months.

The GP, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has also been told to complete a university course in medical ethics and four hours of mentoring after being found guilty of professional misconduct and unprofessional conduct.

The NT Health Professional Review Tribunal was told the GP, who is married with three young children, first befriended the woman, dubbed Patient A, and her husband, dubbed Patient B, in 2007 or