I’m not saying that a joint specialist should never ask you about your sex life. I mean who knows, maybe something you’re doing in the old boudoir could be causing you unnecessary harm. It happens. But if a joint specialist is going to ask you about your sex life, it would probably be best if he didn’t go all cocks and pussies and gay magazines on you, otherwise known as the Martin Lee method.
Dr. Lee faces the prospect of having his license revoked after being found guilty of sexually abusing a patient and professional misconduct for not only a bunch of sex stuff, but also because he tried to get a patient to pay cash for prescriptions and to record or photograph other patients he had been told were illegally selling medication. He was in to probes of all kinds, you might say.
The doctor asked the patient if she and her husband had oral sex, and anal sex, and about sexual positions they engaged in.
Except this was not sex therapy.
Dr. Martin Lee, who practised in Mississauga and Pickering, is a rheumatologist, a specialist who deals with disorders involving the joints, such as arthritis.
The patient has fibromyalgia, a condition that includes chronic pain. She was seeing Lee once or twice a week for trigger point injections. She was not only subjected to questions about her sex life, but she also had to listen to Lee volunteer details about his own.
He would talk about “things of a sexual nature that I guess he wasn’t satisfied . . . Frequency, and I guess methods or types of positions that he would engage in with his wife or wanted to,” the woman, identified only as Patient A, testified at Lee’s discipline hearing at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
She also testified that during Gay Pride Week, Lee showed her a gay pornographic magazine and asked “What is S&M? What do they get from it? How could two men do that?”
Earlier this year, a discipline panel found Lee guilty of the sexual abuse of a patient due to his remarks to Patient A, as well as for making sexual remarks and rubbing his groin up against another woman, Patient C.