Pediatritions and their conducts

Lacye - posted on 11/09/2010 ( 28 moms have responded )

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OK. I just recently found out that the pediatrition in the town I live in has been caught cheating on his wife and is now in sex rehab. The office he worked in has fired him. This is about all I really know at this moment and when I find out more I will post that on here too. But what do all of you think about this. Would you take your child to a person who has been to sex rehab? Do you think he should be able to practice medicine with children? I just thought this was interesting and wanted to share with all of you. :)

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Tah - posted on 11/09/2010

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i think that if i discarded every teacher and doctor and any other profession that people worked in and weren't perfect i would be stupid, sick, hungry and unprotected..

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You better homeschool your children then. Several teachers at the school I used to teach at were having affairs or partaking in pre-marital sex. I know a teacher that works in a strip club on the weekends. One of the best teachers I know.

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April - posted on 11/10/2010

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A) No I would not take my child to someone in sex rehab
B) No, he shouldn't be fired over it. As long as the female is of age and gives her consent, it is no one's business who he has sex with.
C) As long as he isn't a pedophile, I see no reason why he shouldn't be able to practice medicine on children

Sharon - posted on 11/10/2010

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Probably not.

Not that I think he's a menace to my child. But he's obviously got a lot on his mind and my childs sore throat is probably low on his list of concerns.

And the sex rehab... I think its a dodge. I don't believe all these men are "addicted" to sex. They're addicted to other women stoking their egos. They go to sex rehab to keep the woman they are married to from taking every dime they have and leaving them homeless.

Laura - posted on 11/10/2010

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In South Dakota you can fire any one for any reason unless it has to do with race, religion, etc. So if they wanted to fire him they may have had every right, if they feel this morally hurt the reputation of the business then they can do what they want. Do I think it's right? no Would it affect me taking my child there? prob not

Tara - posted on 11/10/2010

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Was the woman he cheated with a patient of his? This is the only time I could see it being okay to punish him for his sexual conduct with a grown woman. Other than that scenario I would say your town is whacked and he should sue for loss of income, moving costs etc. due to being fired for what essentially comes down to a personal indiscretion, which is no ones business except his and his wife's.
Sex re-hab? Oh Tiger Woods how you've changed the face of cheating forever, lolol

Desiree - posted on 11/10/2010

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What has his personal life have to do with his work. Unless it directly puts the children at risk it is none of anyones business but that of himself and his wife.
On another note whats this nonsense of sex addiction and needing therapy for it. If he kept it in the home this wouldn't be an issue because then he isn't addicted to sex? What utter rubbish just another made up reason to get out of trouble and say "It's not my fault I am sick". I am sure the men and women of days gone bye wish they lived in todays world then they would have a excuse for thier failings in life. Please what is the next sorid excuse going to be??

Katherine - posted on 11/10/2010

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YOu would think he had a contract. Now I don't know how it works with doctors and such, but here in MI it's an at-will state. They can fire you at anytime for no reason.

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Those things don't have any bearing on his practicing pediatrics so I wouldn't have any problems. Oh how gossip ruins people's lives...



I also don't think he should have gotten fired. What were the grounds, I wonder? If his work wasn't compromised and he was still an excellent pediatrician, what's the big deal?

Becky - posted on 11/09/2010

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I haven't read the other replies yet. While I think that cheaters are scum, I don't think it would affect a person's ability to be a good doctor, or good at whatever job they are doing. If he has a sex addiction, to having sex with consenting adults, then I don't really see why it should impact his practice with children - unless maybe he's sleeping with their mothers! Now, if his addiction includes minors, then absolutely, not only should he lose his practice, he should be locked up and the key be thrown away!

Stifler's - posted on 11/09/2010

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I wouldn't give a shit but in small towns there are people who exaggerate the story further than it needs to go then it would turn into he was a pedo etc.

Johnny - posted on 11/09/2010

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Perhaps where you are, I can't imagine this being an issue where I live. Maybe a joke, but definitely not something you could fire someone over, or that would likely lose them more than one or two patients.

My mind boggles at some people's issues!

Johnny - posted on 11/09/2010

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Ridiculous! As long as there was no sexual interest/activity with minors, then it doesn't matter in the slightest. I find the idea of "sex rehab" for cheating quite hilarious, as an aside.

Jessica - posted on 11/09/2010

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"What does one thing have to do with the other? Cheating on his wife doesn't in anyway imply he is a danger to children. You might not want your grown daughter to date him, but he is likely an okay doctor."

That's how I feel- the two things shouldn't even be related. I don't think he should even have been fired for something like that- that was his personal business. Like PPs said as long as he isn't on record for child porn or something, it shouldn't affect his job.

JuLeah - posted on 11/09/2010

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What does one thing have to do with the other? Cheating on his wife doesn't in anyway imply he is a danger to children. You might not want your grown daughter to date him, but he is likely an okay doctor.
If every person were fired for cheating, we'd have so many job openings right now.

Amie - posted on 11/09/2010

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If this was in a city, no one would care. People cheat on their spouses daily. It's no reason to fire someone over.



The sex rehab is probably some stipulation to his wife staying with him. Sheesh.



People who are too nosey and are always in other's business, is why I left the small town I grew up in. No thank you. I'm quite happy to keep my personal life, personal.



I'd still take my children to see him. It's not like he was a child molester.

Stifler's - posted on 11/09/2010

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That's life. You have to conduct yourself in a respectable manner as a professional and as a citizen or you won't be respected.

Lacye - posted on 11/09/2010

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there was another doctor here he almost was ran out of town. He was a sex addict, went to rehab for medical drug addiction, and for his alcohol addiction. the only reason why he wasn't, and this guy pretty much is, is because he is charismatic while the pediatrition is not.

Katherine - posted on 11/09/2010

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And there we have it. Poor guy. That's really too bad for him. To involve his personal life in his professional life. How cruel.

Lacye - posted on 11/09/2010

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Yes to all of your questions Katherine! extremely nosey, intolerant of EVERYTHING, and if you have one mess up, you might as well move if you have a professional job like a doctor or lawyer or anything like that.

Katherine - posted on 11/09/2010

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That was his personal business. No, he should NOT have been fired. It depends though, what is your little town like? I mean are they strict? Do they gossip? Are they intolerant of less than perfect people? I guess it would make sense if they were. I would still take my child there, it's none of my business ya know?

Lacye - posted on 11/09/2010

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I never went to him Jodi because my sister recommended some one else that I thought was a lot better and she really was. I know that he didn't do anything to a child, the woman was fully grown. A question I meant to post and I had forgotten, Do you think he should have been fired from that clinic that he worked at. To me that is a little bit extreme, because like both of you said, it was a grown woman and not a child that he was messing around with.

Jodi - posted on 11/09/2010

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If he was in sex rehab for molesting children then absolutely not, if he was in drug or alcohol rehab, I'd still have to say no. But the guy had an affair and may possibly be addicted to sex, to me it would be the same as judging a pediatrician on whether or not they smoke or play Halo 24/7, it's a non-issue to me as it won't effect their care of my child. BUT, if you (hypothetical you here) have a problem with his morals for cheating or it would make you uncomfortable to bring your child to that doctor, by all means find a new pediatrician!

Caitlin - posted on 11/09/2010

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As long as there is nothing in his file about sex with minors, I wouldn't really care.. I mean, my kids are still young, i'm int he room with them anyways, and if I saw anything innapropriate, i'd definately stop going and raise some flags...

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