Fullerton Doctor Disciplined by California Medical Board
Dr. Jeffrey Dell, of Fullerton was sanctioned by the California Medical Board for having a sexual relationship with a patient, as well as improperly prescribing her “dangerous” medications.
Dell has agreed to a stipulation with the board, which will allow him to keep practicing. The terms of the stipulation include placing him on probation for 5 years, having a third party chaperone, taking an ethics course, medical record keeping course and prescribing course, as well as enrolling in a professional boundaries program.
Dr. Dell began treating patient T.J. in 1995 as her primary care physician. In 1998, T.J. presented with anxiety due to the dissolution of her marriage. After a follow up visit, Dr. Dell invited T.J. out for a glass of wine. Soon after, a long term relationship began.
In July of 2008, T.J. received a phone call from T.A. telling her she had been having a sexual relationship with Dr. Dell for the past 18 months as well as telling her Dr. Dell was still married. T.J. terminated the relationship. T.J. went on to file a complaint against Dr. Dell through St. Jude Heritage Medical Group for sexual misconduct by a physician.
As a California Medical Board Defense Attorney, I can tell you how seriously the medical board takes allegations of sexual misconduct. Any California physician who engages in a sexual relationship with a patient will face consequences with the board. Despite the length of the relationship or who the reporting party is, the California Medical Board can and will sanction the physician.
If you have been contacted by a California Medical Board Investigator to sit for an interview, it is in your best interest to contact our firm to assist you and potentially save you from the public exposure and the loss of your license.