A Nigerian doctor based in the UK who bombarded one of his female patients with romantic messages and sent flowers to her home has been suspended for 12 months.
According to Daily Mail, the 40-year-old doctor had sent the patient up to 20 messages, and at a point sent flowers and a card in his bid to woo her.
The family doctor also bragged about being a ‘good-looking guy’ and spent six weeks pestering the woman to try and get a date and told her that he had ‘huge earning potential’.
After thirty minutes of having a medical appointment with her, Dr. Chris Uzoh sent her a text message. “Sorry for this text message but I saw you and liked you and thought we could go on a date on the future. ‘I am single and looking for a serious relationship and not intending to mess about” read the mesage.
He didn’t stop there. He sent her a voice message saying he wanted to hear her voice before she went to work. This was followed by another text which read “I’ve been feeling like a schoolboy meeting a girl he fancied for the first time. I haven’t felt this way in a while.“
Dr. Chris Uzoh turned up the heat by sending her flowers and a card with the message “I wonder how else I would have met you if not this way. ‘My heart is pure, I care, I hope it would be possible to make you mine some day.“
The patient asked Dr Uzoh to stop pestering her, in one message reply, telling him:
“I just feel like your being too full on, I’ve only met you once and I was your patient!”
“Hey! Look as flattered as I was at the start that you took an interest and was happy to chat and get to know you, it all got too much too quick.
“It was one thing getting my number through my medical records, but I feel you went too far with getting my address without my permission and I will be honest it’s scared me a little, because I do not give anyone my address for my own safety and the thought of someone being able to get it so easily when I have put my trust in a doctor is unnerving…”
The patient eventually complained to Uzoh’s colleagues at the Murdishaw Health Centre in Runcorn and he was reported to the General Medical Council.
Uzor who was found guilty of misconduct and suspended for 12 months, later quit his job and is now working in Toronto, Canada.