Dr. Spiros Theocharous, a doctor who worked in Clearwater from the fall of 2009 until the summer of 2010, has admitted attempting to have a sexual relationship with an underage patient.
According to the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons, Theocharous, admitted unprofessional conduct with respect to his interactions with a patient during the period October, 2009 to February, 2010. At the time the patient was under the age of majority. During several medical visits, Dr. Theocharous engaged in conversation of a personal nature and inappropriate touching of the patient’s shoulder, back or thigh. During one medical visit, there was sexual touching followed by an exchange of personal text message communications, the content of which was sexual in nature.
The general practitioner acknowledged that he attempted to initiate and pursue a personal relationship with his patient during the course of the physician-patient relationship.
At the time of the conduct, Theocharous was registered in the Provisional: General/Family Practice class of registration, which expired on July 15, 2010. The doctor has since left British Columbia.
Dr. Theocharous consented to the following disposition by the College:
1. Provision of his irrevocable commitment to not seek future registration with the College.
2. Payment to the College of costs in the amount of $3,000.
A record of Dr. Theocharous’s admission will be referred on all future Certificates of Conduct issued by the College to other licensing jurisdictions.
Theocharous came to Clearwater from South Africa and is believed to have returned to that country.