Ontario doctor barred for life: he offered snake oil for cancer

Ontario doctor struck off for life: he offered snake oil against cancer

Dr. Akbar Khan is forced to close his clinic and pay the fees of opposing lawyers.

Dr Akbar Khan may never practice family medicine again following a judgment by the Disciplinary Tribunal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

Dr Akbar Khan lost his license to practice after being found guilty of incompetence in February for, among other things, prescribing snake oil to patients. In a recent judgment, the Disciplinary Tribunal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario also ordered him to close his Toronto clinic.

Dr. Khan, who is a family physician, had been convicted of several malpractices, such as using non-science based cancer therapies.

Whether it was snake oil or witch potion or whatever it was, the remedy that Dr. Khan offered his patients was not what he claimed to be, the court ruled earlier this year.

The headquarters of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in downtown Toronto.

Dr. Khan also told a 59-year-old patient that; she had leukemia, when she wasn't.

The doctor had sent her to an oncologist, who told her that x27;on the contrary, she was healthy after performing a bone marrow biopsy. Dr. Kahn had nevertheless told the woman that the specialist had been mistaken.

Dr. Khan also cheated OHIP out of thousands of dollars for treatments he failed to provide.

The Tribunal found him incompetent and found him guilty of professional misconduct, because he failed to maintain the standards of practice of his profession regarding palliative treatments he administered to 12 cancer patients from 2012 to 2017.

He also refused to turn over the records of 19 of his patients to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario when the College opened an investigation into him.

Dr. Khan's defense had requested that their client be suspended as a sanction at a recent penalty determination hearing before the same court.

The Tribunal writes in its decision of July 15, 2022 that a suspension would be too dangerous and that it could not reinstate the doctor in his duties, even if he were prohibited from treating cancer patients in the future .

Only professional disbarment can satisfy the most important principle of sanction, namely the protection of the public, it is mentioned there.

Dr. Khan lacks the judgment necessary to fully comprehend his misconduct in order for rehab to be a valid option, it reads.

The Court also orders him to pay before mid-October 2022 more than $195,000 in fees to the lawyers of his professional order.

At the time of publication of this article, the website from the Medicor Cancer Centers clinic was still online. Dr. Khan is the founder.

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The entrance page to the Toronto Medicor Cancer Centers clinic website.

His clinic offers unique and non-toxic alternative approaches to cancer treatment. The Order had asked him to end his pseudo-cancer treatments in 2017.

According to the Court, Dr. Khan never disclosed to his patients that his cancer therapy was not working. He only stopped prescribing it when they could no longer afford it or when they were hospitalized, or unless the patients died.

The Dr. Khan did not respond to our email request for a response.

Dr. Mohammed Shamji terminated from the College of Physicians of Ontario

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