TOWSON – The medical license of a gynecologist in Towson has been suspended after a report from the state accused him of improperly providing drugs to a patient with whom he was allegedly sexually involved.
On October 8, the Maryland Board of Physicians issued an order suspending the license of John Yacoub after an investigation revealed the misconduct.
No criminal charges have yet been filed in the case.
According to the report, the state of Maryland began its investigation into Yacoub, who practiced at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, around December 2012 after a local hospital terminated him on November 28, 2012, for failing to comply with proper procedures regarding the procurement and dispensation of prescription drugs.
The Drug Enforcement Agency also got involved, alleging that, starting four years ago, he mailed medications to a patient with whom he was sexually involved and, about two years ago, began prescribing controlled substances at her request.
On September 23, 2013, the DEA raided Yacoub’s residence and found the patient in question, prescription medication bottles and a substance that was determined to be cocaine.
The raid also uncovered a mobile phone containing photos of female genitalia, at least two of which included a gloved hand close to the genitalia.
“We are deeply concerned by these events,” said GBMC chief medical officer John Saunders Jr. in a prepared statement. “GBMC is always evaluating our procedures and policies to ensure the utmost in the care and safety of our patients.”
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