Bluffton Doctor Suspended For Sexual Misconduct

06/21/17 – 3:23 P.M.

A Bluffton rheumatology and internal medicine physician has been suspended from medical practice and surgery. The Courier reports that Dr. James Gideon admitted to sexual misconduct with his patients. He has been banned by the Medical Board of Ohio until it holds a hearing on his case.

The suspension follows a June 14 meeting where members determined that there was “clear and convincing evidence” against Gideon. The allegations involved five patients. They happened between September 2013 and May of this year. Many of the cases he admitted to involved touching the breasts of patients unnecessarily.