GP struck off after ‘unconventional’ treatment for drug-misusing patient

A GP who started “unconventional” treatments and a close relationship with a drug-misusing patient has been deregistered for two years for professional misconduct. 

A WA tribunal found Perth GP Dr Gregory Duck guilty of serious breaches of the doctors’ code of conduct and guidelines on sexual boundaries, including incompetence, poor medical practice, not maintaining appropriate professional boundaries and sexualised behaviour.

In 2012, Dr Duck began seeing a patient with a history of alprazolam and methadone use, for whom he prescribed alprazolam and