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Doctor disciplined for having relationships with patients

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Gazette staff
August 15, 2009
— A Beloit doctor who practices in Fort Atkinson and Edgerton has been disciplined for having sexual relationships with women he treated, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing.

Randall W. Jennings, an orthopedic surgeon, was disciplined by the Medical Examining Board for incidents that happened in 2003 while he worked for Beloit Memorial Hospital, the release says.


According to the release, Jennings had a relationship with one woman shortly after treating her for forearm, hand and wrist pain and a relationship with another woman while treating her for shoulder pain. Wisconsin Administrative Code prohibits sexual contact between a physician and patient within two years of professional services.


Both of the women also worked at Beloit Memorial Hospital, the release says.


Jennings now works for Fort Medical Group in Fort Atkinson, according to the disciplinary order. He occasionally performs minor procedures at Edgerton Hospital and Health Services, a spokeswoman there said.


The Medical Examining Board ordered an 18-month suspension for Jennings but stayed the suspension as long as he tells present and future employers about the order, the release says. His employer must submit quarterly reports to the Department of Regulation and Licensing assessing his work performance.


Jennings has received psychotherapy since the incident, and a 2009 evaluation found he has had “significant emotional and psychological growth since his misconduct,” the release says.



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