Ontario doctor disbarred for treating cancer cases with unauthorized remedies


Expunged Ontario doctor: He treated cancer cases with unauthorized remedies

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. In a recent judgment, the Disciplinary Tribunal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario also ordered him to close his Toronto clinic.

The Disciplinary Tribunal had accused Dr. Khan of bordering on quackery in his decision published earlier this year.

Dr. Khan never prescribed snake oil as the original title of this script implied (Ont. Doctor Disbarred for Life: He Offered Snake Oil for Cancer).

The judgment of the Disciplinary Tribunal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario used the comparison with snake oil, an English expression associated to quackery. Text has been edited to reflect that Dr. Khan offered alternative treatments, including low-dose naltrexone (LDN) and dichloroacetic acid (DCA).

Whether it's "snake oil", "witch potion" or anything else, the remedy Dr. Khan was offering his patients was not what he claimed, the Tribunal had ruled.

Dr. Khan, who is a family physician, had been convicted of several professional misconduct.

According to the decision issued in February, he used, among other things, low-dose naltrexone (LDN) and dichloroacetic acid (DCA) as drugs to treat cancer, treatments that are not authorized. It also offered documentation that suggested that studies had proven the effectiveness of these drugs against cancer, can we read there.

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 was not.

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

Dr. Khan also defrauded OHIP out of thousands of dollars for treatments he did not provide.

The Tribunal found him incompetent and found him guilty of professional misconduct because he failed to comply with the standards of practice of his profession regarding the palliative treatments he had 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 latter opened an investigation into him.< /p>

Dr. Khan's defense had requested that his client be suspended as a penalty at a recent penalty determination hearing in 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 rehabilitation to be a valid option, it reads.

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

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

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The entrance page of the Toronto Medicor Cancer Centers clinic website< /p>

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 if they could no longer afford the cost, were hospitalized, or died.

Dr. #x27;has not responded to our email request for feedback.

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

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