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State suspends license of Dalton doctor for the second time in 20 years

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

A Dalton doctor, accused of inappropriately touching two female patients, had his license suspended for a second time in 20 years this week.

The Georgia Composite Medical Board suspended Dr. Narendra M. Patel's license to practice medicine on July 31.

The board says it received complaints from the two patients in February of 2017.

The board says it received "reliable information from Vanderbilt University Medical Center Comprehensive Assessment Program that Respondent is unfit to practice medicine with female patients." The decision was made based on "an evaluation and with a reasonable degree of medical certainty."

The board says Dr. Patel's continued practice of medicine "poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare."

In July of 1997, Dr. Patel's license was suspended after Patel pleaded guilty to sexual battery on a patient under the First Offender Act, according to the Georgia Composite Medical Board. 

The board says in October of 1997, Dr. Patel was placed on probation after the suspension. The board says Dr. Patel's probation terms included therapy, use of a female chaperone when seeing female patients, and a public reprimand.

The board terminated Dr. Patel's suspension in January of 2003, after he met all requirements of his probation.

Channel 3 tried calling Dr. Narendra M. Patel on Friday for comment. At this time, Dr. Patel has not returned our calls.

Here's is the order of summary suspension from the Georgia Composite Medical Board: 

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