Creepy doctor caught sexting during surgery
An anesthesiologist had his medical license suspended last week after he was caught sexting during surgery and also improperly prescribing pain meds to patients. Dr. Arthur Zilberstein is a surgeon from Seattle, Washington who apparently would rather send sexually explicit texts during procedures than focus on his patients. What a weirdo! Boy is he paying BIG time now!
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So get this: The sexting wasn't just a one time thing. A 17-page statement of charges from the Washington State Department of Health details not one, not two, but 23 incidents in which this fool was exchanging personal and sexual text messages during surgery! What kind of person does that?
"He's supposed to be focusing on the patient during surgery," Kelly Stowe, spokeswoman for the Department of Health told Reuters. This nut case used to sext during labor and deliveries, including multiple Caesarean sections where he was the responsible anesthesiologist. That's freaking scary! In fact, according to the statement one of the texts he sent out during a C-section surgery was "hella busy with C-sections."
Oh and it gets WORSE. Apparently Zilberstein was also having sex at the hospital with one of his patients. This was a patient he had been prescribing medication to. Authorities discovered that at one point he even sent the patient a selfie of himself in scrubs with his penis exposed. Seriously?
He went so far as to access this same patient's medical records and "not for medical purposes." According to reports, he was going through the patient's file images for sexual gratification purposes. And to top all this madness off, he's also been accused of improperly prescribing medication, including painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone to patients.
"The safety of our patients is our number one priority," the hospital said in a statement quoted by KOMO News. "Once we learned that the State has suspended this physician's medical license, the physician's Medical Staff membership and privileges were immediately suspended."
Zilberstein only has 20 days to respond to the allegations, but regardless he can't practice until the case is resolved. I personally hope that this man is never allowed to practice medicine another day in his life. You know how many lives were in his hands? It's hard for me to believe this guy doesn't have psychological issues, because only a loco would think its okay to sext during surgery!
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What kind of sentence do you think this doctor deserves?