Doctor Accused of Sexting During Surgery

Anesthesiologist in Seattle had his license suspended for allegedly putting patients at risk.
0:54 | 06/10/14

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Maybe you've heard the old expression physician heal thyself. Well it certainly could apply in this case medical authorities have suspended the license of -- Seattle doctor for supposedly sexting while on the job. 47 year old Arthur is -- seen as an anesthesiologist. In practice since 1995. A report released by the Washington state department of health -- -- nearly 250. Text messages. Sent by Silverstein many of them sexual in nature at all composed while he was involved in surgical procedures. What's more the report says overseen allegedly sent -- self -- -- himself to a patient wrote a number of questionable prescriptions for controlled substances. Such as narcotic painkillers and Ritalin. The report was released Monday is -- has twenty days to respond to the charges and request a hearing ABC news was unable to reach the doctor for comment.

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