Edmond doctor agrees to never practice medicine in Oklahoma

Investigators said Edmond doctor Medhat S.F. Michael agreed he would relinquish his medical license and never reapply for a medical license in Oklahoma. He was not present for the hearing. Michael faces four counts of sexual battery in Oklahoma County, with a jury trial scheduled in late March.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: March 6, 2014 at 7:32 pm •  Published: March 7, 2014
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An Edmond doctor who was arrested on four complaints of sexual battery agreed Thursday to never practice medicine again in Oklahoma.

The doctor, Medhat S.F. Michael, was not present at Thursday’s state Medical Board meeting in Oklahoma City, when investigators announced Michael had agreed to relinquish his medical license and never reapply for that license in Oklahoma.

In late November 2011, Michael, 55, was arrested after six women claimed to police he had sexually assaulted and harassed them while they worked at his clinic.

He was released on $40,000 bail.

Both employees and former employees accused Michael of making inappropriate comments and kissing and touching them while working at the Best Care Medical Center, 1265 E 33rd Street.

Michael’s criminal case is pending in Oklahoma County District Court, with a jury trial scheduled March 24, court records show.

Medical board records show that 10 of Michael’s female patients and seven of his employees told board investigators that Michael had touched them, attempted to kiss them and said sexually explicit things to them while at his clinic, according to the board’s complaint. None of Michael’s behavior was consensual, according to the women’s testimonies in board documents.

Michael told The Oklahoman in late 2011 that the allegations are baseless and false.

“Anyone can make any allegation against anyone,” Michael said.

Under the agreement announced Thursday, Michael cannot practice medicine as a medical doctor in Oklahoma. However, that doesn’t stop him from moving elsewhere.


Previously:

>>Read: Edmond doctor named in sexual battery complaints (Published Dec. 3, 2011)

>>Read: Ex-employee recalls inappropriate touching by Oklahoma doctor charged with sexual battery (Published Apr. 11, 2013)


Doctor’s background

Before coming to Oklahoma, Michael worked at an urgent care clinic in Michigan. However, his medical license in Michigan, along with medical licenses he had in Texas, Indiana and Massachusetts, are expired, according to multiple state licensing boards’ online databases.

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by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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