GP suspended for treating family members

Melbourne-based Dr Nicholas Sevdalis saw two relatives 141 times in under a year

A Melbourne GP has been suspended for six months for treating two close relatives more than 140 times in one year and for giving 23 patients IV antibiotics in their homes.

Dr Nicholas Sevdalis repeatedly administered injections of ketorolac trometamol for back pain to his family members, as well as IV antibiotics for sinusitis, according to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

He also engaged in unprofessional conduct in the same year for administering the IV antibiotic cefalotin to 23 patients in their homes.

Dr Sevdalis was found guilty of professional misconduct over the two allegations.

In just under a year, between December 2011 and November 2012, Dr Sevdalis saw one of his close family members 81 times, and another 60 times — totalling 141 consults for the two relatives.

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