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Dr Manny's Notes

Hey Doc, Stop Groping Me!

Hey ladies! If you're going for a dental cleaning with your friendly, neighborhood dentist, and he starts fondling your breasts, trust me, this is no medical therapy!

Yet this is the excuse that Dr. Mark Anderson has given for his actions in the felony charges that he is facing in the state of California. He is charged with 19 felony charges for skin-to-skin contact and one misdemeanor for allegedly touching a patient's breasts over her clothing. So far, fourteen women have come forward.

The attorney for the defendant told jurors that his client massaged women's chests as part of a medical treatment. I wonder what kind of "treatment" calls for that?!

Let's face it a• this is just another example of negligent behavior on the part of a medical professional. It is important for patients to understand that if they feel uncomfortable during a physical examination they should speak out and ask questions.

I also truly believe that a chaperone should always be present during a physical examination so that both the patient and the doctor are protected from unsubstantiated allegations.

I'm going to be following this trial because I can't wait to see how the defending attorney is going to prove that his client's actions were part of a medical treatment. But you know lawyers, they will give the jury "an act with lots of flash in it, and the reaction will be passionate."