UPDATE: Board suspends Hampton doctor accused of sexual misconduct

2012-09-26T14:15:00Z 2013-05-30T00:09:19Z UPDATE: Board suspends Hampton doctor accused of sexual misconductBy EMILY CHRISTENSEN, emily.christensen@wcfcourier.com and Courier Lee News Service Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

HAMPTON, Iowa --- A former Hampton family doctor has had his license immediately suspended by the Iowa Board of Medicine after six women accused him of sexual misconduct.

The board has charged Dr. Brian Hansen, who now practices emergency medicine in Webster City, Charles City and Fairfield, with engaging in sexual misconduct in violation of the laws and rules governing the practice of medicine in Iowa, engaging in unethical or unprofessional conduct and engaging in practice harmful or detrimental to the public.

According to board documents Hansen’s “continued treatment of female patients without appropriate monitoring constitutes an immediate danger to the public health, safety and welfare.” A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Oct. 10 and 11 in Des Moines.

Hansen allegedly engaged in a pattern of sexual misconduct, including making improper sexual comments, sending inappropriate sexual emails and making inappropriate sexual phone calls to at least six women he worked with from November 2006 and May 2012.. He also saw some of the women as patients. He was employed at Franklin General Hospital from 2006 until he was let go in June.

He also allegedly asked or pressured the women to participate in nonconsensual sex acts with him. He allegedly threatened to fire one of the victims.

A native of Hampton, Hansen earned his associate degree at North Iowa Area Community College, bachelor’s degree at Buena Vista University and medical degree at Des Moines University, from which he graduated in May 2003 with a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree.

He entered the Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program in July 2003 and began practicing at Franklin General Hospital in 2006.

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