Chiropractor suspended for allegedly kissing patient, massaging “bottom”
Wasn’t it just last week that a doctor had his license suspended for kissing a patient? This time, the RI Department of Health is disciplining chiropractor Pedro DeAlmeida following complaints from an 18 year old patient with neck pain. According to the summary suspension DeAlmeida-
…massaged the young patient’s “bottom” and then turned her over and began kissing her. As the young patient was preparing to leave, the Respondent kissed her again and told her they should get together again, and as she was going to her car, the Respondent followed her and pressed her to take his cell phone number.
The patient says DeAlmeida quickly sent her a text message asking to meet up. She responded “Please don’t contact me.”
DeAlmeida’s lawyer Seth Bowerman says he has no comment as this time. The suspension will last indefinitely “pending further Order of the Department of Health.”