Dialogue Volume 13 Issue 4 2017 - Page 67

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES “No.” Dr. Crozier then asked if she had experienced an orgasm before, advising that it relieved stress. Patient A then left the couch, stood up, and put her coat on. As Patient A was leaving the office, she told Dr. Crozier she was uncomfortable about what had occurred, at which time he apologized and stated that he had made a huge mistake. Patient A then left the office, returned home, and subsequently reported the incident to the police, who investigated the matter. The police interviewed Dr. Crozier later on in December 2013, wherein he admitted to several aspects of this incident. Dr. Cro- zier was accordingly arrested for sexual assault. Dr. Crozier was released with conditions including that he not contact Patient A. Later that day, when Patient A was at home, she received a phone call from a number that Patient A recognized as being the number of Dr. Crozier’s workplace at about 6:46 p.m. Patient A did not answer this call and Dr. Crozier’s voice was subse- quently heard to be leaving a message for her. Over the next two hours, Dr. Crozier proceeded to contact Patient A ten more times, leaving five more voice messages for her begging for forgiveness. This was in violation of his release conditions. On October 9, 2014, Dr. Crozier pled guilty to the sexual assault of Patient A. He was sentenced to four months in custody and probation for two years. Dr. Crozier was further required to comply with the Sexual Offender Registry for a period of ten years. Patient B Patient B regularly saw Dr. Crozier for psychiatric care between 2005 and 2013. In September 2013, Dr. Crozier provided Patient B with diagnoses in- cluding anxiety and depression. In 2013, Patient B attended Dr. Crozier’s office for a scheduled appoint- ment. During the appointment, Dr. Crozier asked Patient B if she wanted a hug. Dr. Crozier came over to Patient B and sat down on the couch next to her. Dr. Crozier hugged Patient B and touched her breast with his hand. Dr. Crozier then hugged Patient B again and touched her breast with his hand again. Pa- tient B attempted to brush away Dr. Crozier’s hand. Dr. Crozier told Patient B that she had been through so much and that he wanted to give her another hug. Dr. Crozier indicated that he was thinking that Pa- tient B could take off her top. Patient B replied that she felt this was highly inappropriate. Patient B told Dr. Crozier that she needed to leave, but that she needed a new prescription. Dr. Crozier told Patient B that he hoped she could forgive him if he had been inappropriate. Patient B returned home and told her husband what had transpired. Her husband called Dr. Crozier’s office asking for a call back. Dr. Crozier returned her husband’s call and admitted to “crossing the line” with Patient B. Dr. Crozier called back shortly thereafter on two occa- sions, apologizing and inquiring if Patient B would return to see him. Dr. Crozier subsequently left two voice messages at Patient B’s home, apologizing and attempting to explain his behaviour. Patient C Patient C first met Dr. Crozier on a date in 1993 further to a referral from her family physician. Dr. Crozier saw Patient C for regular appointments until 2000 and prescribed medications to Patient C to ad- dress her anxiety. In 1997, Dr. Crozier’s child was born with serious health problems. Around this time, Patient C of- fered comfort to Dr. Crozier. He accepted, holding her hand and sitting beside her on the couch durin