Medical Sex Abuse

Breaking the Silence



Ohio physician loses license over inappropriate exams

In March 2010, the State Medical Board of Ohio met regarding the claims of six women who came forward accusing a physician from Dublin, Ohio of performing incorrect pelvic examinations. While Dr. John Beathler Jr. did not face any criminal charges for the allegations, the Board investigated the claims in order to determine whether he should be allowed to keep his license to practice. More patients came forward against the doctor, which delayed the hearing process. Finally, in September 2011, the Board found that Beathler had sexually abused at least seven women who were his patients and voted to permanently revoke Beathler’s license. The Board also claimed to notify nearby states of the decision.

Additional Information

The Columbus Dispatch March 17, 2010

10TV News October 22, 2010

10TV News September 14, 2011