Lincoln Journal Star

The medical license of a Lincoln psychiatrist has been suspended on the grounds he twice pursued sexual relationships with patients and once revealed confidential information.

A hearing for Dr. Jasung Kim was to have taken place Friday but was rescheduled to March 25, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Kim’s license was suspended Feb. 4, according to documents published on the department’s Web site.

The suspension order said allowing Kim to continue practicing medicine could constitute a danger to public health and safety.

Kim practices at a clinic at 70th and Van Dorn streets, according to his license. A message left for him at the office Monday was not returned.
Kim graduated from medical school at Seoul National University in Korea in 1985, according to the Web site.

According to the department documents, Kim had relationships with two women patients in 2009. The first occurred in May, while he was prescribing the opioid Suboxone for her.

He allegedly dated the second woman patient from July to September after obtaining her phone number through patient records. On one occasion, according to the documents, Kim shared his patients’ names and issues with the woman.

Sexual relations between a physician and patient are considered unethical because of the potential for exploitation. Revealing confidential patient information also is unethical.

The department seeks formal disciplinary actions against Kim, alleging he engaged in unprofessional conduct.