Sudbury

Sudbury doctor suspended, fined for misconduct

The Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons received complaints from four female patients of Miguel Bonin.

A Sudbury family doctor has been suspended and fined more than $7,000 for misconduct.

The Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons received complaints from four female patients of Miguel Bonin.

Restrictions on Dr. Douglas Prince

Another doctor in Sudbury recently had his practice restricted by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons. On Nov. 17, the Quality Assurance Committee ordered Dr. Douglas Prince to find a clinical supervisor within 30 days. He was also ordered not to treat any new patients, only existing ones. The college committee is not reporting what led to the restriction or whether Prince found a clinical supervisor.

A discipline committee heard that Bonin had made sexual comments during pap smears and vaginal exams.

Patients said he commented on the size of their breasts, made sexual invitations, asked about sexual fantasies and said he told them he "became this kind of doctor so I could see pretty women in my office."

The College has suspended Bonin for three months.

When he resumes his practice, the College has imposed restrictions.

He will not be able to see a female patient without a monitor approved by the College. He must also post a sign in his office and consulting rooms notifying women of the restrictions he is now under.