Seattle anesthesiologist Arthur K. Zilberstein's license was suspended Monday, after the state Medical Quality Commission ruled his "preoccupation with sexual matters" compromised patient safety. Dr. Zilberstein, it seems, was constantly sexting while his patients were under anesthesia.
The commission claims Zilberstein sent messages containing innuendo between April and August 2013. On one day in June, he reportedly sent 64 texts during seven surgeries. One of them read, "I'm hella busy with C-sections." He is 47 years old.
Zilberstein is also accused of sending photos of himself in scrubs with his "genitals exposed" to a patient. The sexting wasn't the end of it, however — he stands accused of "looking at private medical records for his own sexual gratification," having sex in the hospital, issuing unauthorized prescriptions, and making racist remarks to a patient. He has 20 days to respond to these charges and request a hearing.
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