July 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Pointe-Claire osteopath/naturopath to fight charges against him

POINTE-CLAIRE – Ken Montizambert has been a fixture at the Pointe-Claire Plaza for years.

He’s a certified osteopath and naturopath; his diplomas are on the walls of his clinic.

He’s been practising for 30 years but the Quebec College of Physicians wants to put an end to that as soon as possible.

In new court documents obtained by Global News, he’s described as “dangerous.”

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“They are severe allegations,” said Montizambert in an interview Friday morning.

“They are founded in a lot of falsehoods and misinformation.”

The court documents reveal Montizambert met with a patient last February and he allegedly passed himself off as a medical doctor.

The patient was actually an undercover investigator with the Quebec College of Physicians.

In their meeting, Montizambert allegedly prescribed medication, ordered blood tests, and even conducted a prostate examination.

It was a strange test – the patient was told to keep his pants on, documents show.

He’s facing 12 charges for illegally practising medicine.

“Of course I’m angered. They’re challenging my professional status as an osteopath and naturopath,” Montizambert said.

“They’re challenging the integrity of what I do.”

Montizambert claims his reputation has been damaged, and adds he will vigorously defend himself in court.

Attorneys for the Quebec College of Physicians will present a legal motion in court Monday demanding the immediate closure of the Pointe-Claire clinic on St-Jean Boulevard.

The 62-year-old was sanctioned in 2002 by the college.

Despite the serious allegations against the West Island practitioner, many long-time patients support him.

“He’s been excellent,” says Elizabeth Hirst.

“That doesn’t change anything to me as a patient.”

 

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