|Forty milligram OxyContin pills. (DEREK RUTTAN/QMI AGENCY FILE)
A Winnipeg doctor traded Hillbilly Heroin for illicit sex, and billed taxpayers for the time he spent doing it.
Dr. Randy Raymond Allan pleaded guilty to professional misconduct before the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons on Sept. 11.
In the report of the College's disciplinary tribunal, Allan said that billing Manitoba Health for the sex-trade visits was "horrible conduct, absolutely inappropriate."
Allan was working out of a Kenora, Ont., clinic in early 2009 when he met Patient A in a massage parlour and paid her for sex. They began a personal relationship and began meeting outside of the parlour. That's when she told the doctor she was addicted to Oxycontin, and asked him for some -- supposedly to hold her over until she entered a Methadone program.
Their sexual relationship ended in August 2009, by which time he'd given the patient four prescriptions in exchange for sex.
In November 2009, Allan began a similar process with Patient B. He met her in a massage parlour but soon after started trading Oxycontin prescriptions for sex instead of cash. Patient B told Allan she could no longer afford her Oxycontin addiction at street-drug prices, so between January and May 2010 he wrote her 23 prescriptions.
"It is necessary to state in the strongest possible terms, that Dr. Allan's actions and behaviour were reprehensible," the College of Physicians and Surgeons wrote in a legal decision suspending Allan from medical practice for 18 months.
Based on his suspension during the tribunal, it ruled that he can be reinstated in March 2013 if specific conditions are met, including counselling, multi-disciplinary training, an ethics meeting and the payment of $12,893.40 in tribunal costs.
Allan is required to have a chaperone present for breast and genital examinations of females and the chaperone would also inspect his patient list.