A Lawton doctor lost his medical license Thursday after a lengthy hearing related to allegations of sexual misconduct toward patients.
Dr. Gregory Keith Morton III addressed the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, telling board members that he had sought treatment and had a professional mentor to help him stay on track in regards to his treatment plan.
Morton practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Lawton until about 2004, when he switched to general practice, according to court records.
There were 11 complaints against Morton involving inappropriate sexual touching and sexual misconduct, according to court records. There were complaints lodged that dated as far back as 1995.
Female patients made complaints, reporting that Morton had inappropriately touched their genitals and breasts, sometimes performing exams without gloves, according to court records.
Other patients reported that Morton had fondled himself through his pants while performing vaginal exams, according to court records.
Morton's attorney Nick Slaymaker said during the hearing that Morton has undergone several weeks of treatment and has a professional mentor to help him. He said Morton also agreed to undergo polygraph tests, if the board allowed him to continue practicing medicine.
“We think those comprehensive measures do protect the public,” Slaymaker said. “We think there has been a significant change in Doctor Morton in the way he perceives himself as a physician ... What's clear from his testimony is, he's learned that he had to learn more about himself.”
After a hearing that lasted about two hours, the board voted 6-2 to revoke Morton's license.
The board, with a 7-1 vote, also revoked the medical license of Dr. James Scott Frayser, of Tulsa.
Frayser, a hair transplant surgeon, did not appear at his hearing. Lyle Kelsey, the executive director of the Oklahoma Medical Board, said the board didn't anticipate that Frayser would show up, saying the last time he was at the medical board building to discuss the allegations the board had brought up, he abruptly left after becoming angry.
The charges against Frayser included inability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety, substance abuse and fraud in applying for renewal of license.
About 8 a.m. March 13, 2011, Frayser's car ran off the road in Claremore, hitting a street sign and then a concrete culvert, according to court records. Police officers found several medications in his car, and Frayser later told hospital staff he had taken four Vicodin, a prescription pain medicine, and four Soma, a muscle relaxer.
Frayser was arrested on charges of driving while under the influence of drugs, according to court records.
When Frayser renewed his medical license in December, he lied about hospital lab tests regarding his drug use, according to court records.
Board investigators also found, through pharmacy records, that Frayser had increased his intake of controlled dangerous substances, according to court records.