Edmonton, AB – Dr. Nidal Darwish-Uhtoman, a family physician from Calgary, admitted to charges of unprofessional conduct and was sanctioned by a CPSA Hearing Tribunal.
It was alleged that while monitoring a patient for chronic renal disease, Dr. Darwish-Uhtoman failed to monitor and record his patient’s blood pressure, ordered tests without documenting the reason for them in the patient’s record, did not follow up on findings with the patient, did not conduct an adequate physical examination and failed to follow the recommendations of a specialist in providing care to his patient. Dr. Darwish-Uhtoman also changed his patient’s records without clearly noting the changes as late entries.
Dr. Darwish-Uhtoman admitted to the allegations. The Hearing Tribunal accepted a joint submission on sanction and ordered the following:
- Dr. Darwish-Uhtoman will receive a reprimand.
- Dr. Darwish-Uhtoman must participate in CPSA’s Individual Practice Review program, and complete a course on ethics and boundaries from the Center for Personalized Education for Professionals and the University of Calgary’s course on record keeping, all at his own expense.
- Dr. Darwish-Uhtoman is responsible for 75% of the investigation and hearing costs.