Investigation: VA knowingly hires doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care
By Donovan Slack
December 3, 2017
+++ ExcerptThe VA hospital in Muskogee, Okla., hired a psychiatrist in 2013 with multiple disciplinary actions against his Oklahoma license, including for sexual misconduct, according to internal documents obtained by USA TODAY.
Hospital officials knew about his past, but approved his hiring anyway with the condition he be closely monitored during his probation period, the documents show.
And yet the psychiatrist, Stephen Lester Greer, went on to have a sexual relationship with a VA patient and ended up pleading guilty in August to witness tampering for trying to persuade the patient to lie about it to federal investigators.
VA Hospital Psychiatrist Stephen Greer
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