Calgary doctor guilty of unprofessional conduct for sexual relationship, falsifying records

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A Calgary doctor who withdrew from active practice in 2018 has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. (Shutterstock - image credit)
A Calgary doctor who withdrew from active practice in 2018 has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. (Shutterstock - image credit)

A Calgary doctor has been found guilty of unprofessional conduct by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta after engaging in a sexual relationship with a patient, creating false entries on patient charts and failing to have a chaperone present while examining female patients, as required under a previous ruling.

Dr. Wequar Ahmad, a general practitioner, voluntarily withdrew from practice in 2018 when the most recent allegations surfaced.

He had signed an undertaking with the college in 2014 that required a chaperone be present for all examinations of female patients.

He was recently found guilty of creating false entries on the records of 13 female patients between 2014 and 2017 that stated a chaperone was present when that was not the case, according to the college.

He also engaged in a sexual relationship with a patient and failed to disclose that relationship on his 2018 annual renewal form, the college said.

The college says the hearing tribunal looking at the case will "reconvene at a later date to determine Dr. Ahmad's sanction."