Peterborough physician accused of professional misconduct, faces discipline hearing

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario says Dr. Naseer Syed of Peterborough will appear before its discipline committee next week. College of Physicians and Surgeons

A doctor who operates a walk-in clinic in Peterborough is facing a disciplinary hearing for alleged professional misconduct.

According to documents from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Dr. Naseeruddin Syed is accused of failing to maintain the standard of the practice of the profession.

“It is alleged that Dr. Syed is incompetent and/or failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in his care and treatment of patients,” the College states.

Syed operates an upstairs walk-in clinic at the Real Canadian Superstore at Lansdowne Place mall. He also ran a longtime practice in the village of Bobcaygeon.

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More details about the allegations will be presented at the hearing in front of a panel of the College’s Discipline Committee on March 5 in Toronto.

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“Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the College intends to introduce as business records the medical and hospital charts related to the patient care that is the subject of the allegation,” the College states.

On Feb. 17, the college’s Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee ordered Syed to not issue any new prescriptions or renew existing prescriptions. He also can’t administer narcotic drugs, narcotic preparations, controlled drugs under the Food and Drugs Act and benzodiazepines and other targeted substances.

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He has also been ordered to post signage in the clinic about the drug administration restrictions and also obtain a clinical supervisor who will meet with him once a month to review a selection of 20 patient charts to discuss care and treatment and make recommendations for improvement. The supervisor will also observe the doctor in clinical encounters with 10 patients monthly.

If found guilty of the allegations, Syed could have his college membership registration revoked, be suspended, face conditions or limitations on his certificate and/or pay a fine of not more than $35,000.

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