Florida Health Department Bars Broward County Gastroenterologist From Seeing Female Patients

| Jan 23, 2020 | Firm News

The Florida Department of Health issued an Emergency Order restricting gastroenterologist Subhash Gupta after he allegedly inappropriately touched a woman during an emergency room exam.  Dr. Gupta was practicing medicine in Pompano Beach, Florida.  He has been licensed to practice medicine in Florida since 1983.

According to the Florida Department of Health, Dr. Subhash Gupta touched a 58-year-old patient’s breasts without warning or a stethoscope after she came into the emergency room with a diagnosis of abdominal inflammation.  He repeated the same exam on the woman two other times, according to the emergency restriction order. The health department said Dr. Gupta’s exam was outside the scope of practice and was intended for Dr. Gupta’s around or sexual gratification.

Under the restriction order, Dr. Gupta cannot treat female patients.  Public records reveal Dr. Gupta was previously disciplined for performing an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy on a patient without her consent. Additionally, in 1993, Dr. Gupta was disciplined for providing inadequate medical care to seven patients and poor record keeping.

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