Former Kaiser Doctor loses license for sexual battery

An Anaheim Hills doctor accused of sexually molesting patients during exams was stripped of his medical license Friday.

The California Medical Board revoked the license of Dr. David Hung Do, 40, after five female Kaiser Permanente patients alleged that he examined them inappropriately between 2006 and 2008.

In September, he pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual battery. A pretrial hearing is set for May 3, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.

Medical board documents conclude that Do engaged in sexual misconduct with three of the patients.

In one case, a woman came to see him for a prescription for a seasickness patch. Do touched her breast and put his bare hand down her pants, touching her genitals. She testified at a medical board hearing that she was too shocked too say anything. Do then wrote her the prescription. The patient reported the incident to Kaiser.

He was terminated from Kaiser and later arrested by police.

In deciding to revoke his license, administrative law judge James Ahler described Do as a sexual predator.

Do’s attorney, John Barnett, could not be reached for comment late Friday.

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Kaiser Permanente received the highest customer loyalty ranking in the health insurance sector, based on the Satmetrix 2011 Net Promoter┬« industry rankings. A new addition to this year’s benchmarks, Kaiser Permanente received a Net Promoter Score, or NPS┬« of 28 percent, more than 30 points higher than the industry average of negative 5 percent.

“Kaiser Permanente stood out as the leader in customer loyalty among eight health insurance providers profiled in the benchmark study,” said John Abraham, general manager of Net Promoter programs at Satmetrix. “The company’s managed care model, which combines health insurance with provision of care, set it apart from traditional health insurance companies. Customers mentioned personalized service, convenience and high-quality end-to-end health care as key reasons they would recommend the company.”

“We are very pleased to know that our focus on quality care, customer service and convenience is being recognized by consumers across the country. Kaiser Permanente has made a significant effort to put our patients and members at the center of all we do,” said Arthur M. Southam, MD, executive vice president, Health Plan Operations, for Kaiser Permanente. “Our unique integrated care delivery model, supported by ground-breaking health information technology, enables us to coordinate a member’s care efficiently and effectively.”