Licensure board suspends Tulsa doctors

Saturday, January 29th 2005, 2:54 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Two Tulsa doctors accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with their patients and illegally prescribing painkillers have been disciplined by a state board.

Dr. Stephen Lester Greer of Tulsa was accused of inappropriately touching, kissing and caressing a patient in his office, in a Broken Arrow motel and in his car, a licensure board official said.

Greer, 44, ``engaged in sexual acts at the same time he was maintaining a doctor-patient relationship and prescribing controlled dangerous substances to his patient,'' according to a complaint filed by the licensure board.

Greer testified that he was helping the woman financially because she had been in an abusive relationship with her husband, whom she had left.

The licensure board believed Greer would close his practice because of sexual misconduct and then enter a residential-treatment program.

Greer didn't, so the board Thursday suspended the doctor's state medical license. Greer is to be treated by a psychiatrist ``with expertise in treating psychiatrists with sexual boundary issues,'' according to board documents.

In a similar case, Dr. Douglas Randall Brown of Tulsa ``engaged in sexual conduct'' with a patient, and prescribed 1,590 doses of two controlled dangerous drugs for that patient.

Brown, 37, had his license suspended Thursday by the medical board. He must complete a treatment program at a national center.