A physician formerly practicing with Crystal Run Healthcare was ordered by the New York State Department of Health to surrender his medical license effective Monday, following complaints by female patients that he inappropriately touched them, State records show.
The state Board for Professional Medical Conduct found that Dr. Nishant R. Nadpara abused three patients between 2008 and 2012. Dr. Nadpara failed to maintain medical records while employed at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Family Practice Clinic in Utica an at Crystal Run. Nadpara 39, of the Village of Florida, practiced family medicine at Crystal Run's Middletown Office from August 2008 to May 2012, where he abused two patients, State records show.
In one case, the State found, Nadpara abused a female patient on several occasions between June 7, 2011, and May 10, 2012, including hugging, kissing and inappropriately touching the woman. He abused another female patient between August 4, 2011, and March 30, 2011, kissing the patient, rubbing her leg and stroking her hair, the report states. In addition, Nadpara repeatedly called and texted the second patient on her cellphone, "with no legitimate medical purpose," according to the findings. " Immediately after we were informed of a single patient complaint involving Dr. Nishant Nadpara in May 2012, we acted swiftly to suspend him, provide other physicians to care for his patients, refer the matter to the Office of Professional Medical Conduct of the New York State Department of Health for investigation and accepted his prompt resignation," said Dr. Michelle A. Koury, chief operating officer at Crystal Run Healthcare. "He never saw another Crystal Run patient." No charges were brought against Nadpara, according to the state police.
Source: Times Herald-Record