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Dartmouth urologist disciplined by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

The College has found Dr. Samuel Chun, on two occasions, reported on and billed for medical procedures he didn't do
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The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia has disciplined a Dartmouth urologist who is said to have filed false reports. 

The College has found Dr. Samuel Chun, on two occasions, reported on and billed for medical procedures he didn't do. 

In one case, a man identified as "Patient F" was referred by his family doctor to Chun to look into a growth. 

According to the complaint filed by the patient, in 2010 Chun booked him in for surgery, but didn't go through with it after anaesthesia was administered because Chun noticed changes and instead referred him for an ultrasound.

The College's report states Chun told the man's family doctor he had completed the surgery and he billed MSI for it. 

As a result, the College says the doctor failed to properly diagnose the growth, which the patient found out was cancerous seven years later.

In a second case, Chun is said to have billed MSI for a comprehensive exam that a patient says didn't happen.

The college has suspended Chun for one month, beginning next Monday. 

He's also required to pay a $5,000 fine, and $10,000 to cover the costs of the investigations. 




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