'I was stalked by my patient': Doctor recalls disturbing ordeal

Despite the patient consistently overstepping boundaries, the GP says she received no help

In 1996, Julia* was working as a GP at a large practice in a genteel suburb of Melbourne.


One of her patients was a man in his late 50s.

“I saw his wife and kids as patients too,” she says.

“Initially, he was presenting with legitimate medical reasons. He had a chronic illness that necessitated frequent prescription medication and follow-up tests.

“He would be back the next week, and I would deal with what he needed.

“Then there were a couple of occasions where I would make it clear that I