Dr Chris Uzoh has been suspended from practise in Britain for 12 months after he was found guilty of misconduct. The 40-year-old obsessive doctor had flooded a terrified patient with chat-up texts and tried to woo her with flowers, after getting her number from her medical records. .
The incidents began between March and May last year when the woman was booked in for an appointment with Uzoh after complaining of abdominal pain. .
Within 30 minutes of the appointment finishing, he texted her saying: ‘Sorry for this text message but I saw you and liked you and thought we could go on a date on the future.
‘I am single and looking for a serious relationship and not intending to mess about,’ one of the messages said. He also left the patient a voice mail saying he wanted to ‘hear her voice before he went to work’. .
Dr Uzoh later sent her another text saying: ‘I’ve been feeling like a schoolboy meeting a girl he fancied for the first time. I haven’t felt this way in a while.’ .
Later the woman received a card and flowers at her home along with a further message from Uzoh adding: ‘I wonder how else I would have met you if not this way. ‘My heart is pure, I care, I hope it would be possible to make you mine some day.’ .
The unnamed patient, who lived alone urged, Uzoh to stop pestering her but he pressed on with his chat-up lines saying: ‘I was trying to be romantic – I did not mean to be creepy. I was excited about you.’
‘How is it possible that a good looking guy who is a doctor, who has a job with huge earning potential, who was the best graduating doctor in his medical school, who started out as a urological surgeon with several well-cited scientific publications, who thinks you beautiful and special, who wants you – and you wouldn’t give him a chance?
I’ve been in a Toronto and I couldn’t stop thinking about you,’ he said in another message. The patient eventually complained to Uzoh’s colleagues at the Murdishaw Health Centre in Runcorn and he was reported to the General Medical Council. He has since left the UK and is now working in Toronto