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Lawton doctor loses medical license amid sexual misconduct allegations

The Oklahoma medical licensure board revoked two Oklahoma doctors' licenses at its Thursday meeting.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: September 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm •  Published: September 14, 2012

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.

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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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