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Hacienda HealthCare investigation: Doctor of incapacitated woman who gave birth cedes license

Posted at 6:03 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 20:03:43-05

PHOENIX — A doctor who treated an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility can no longer practice medicine.

Arizona Medical Board records show Dr. Phillip Gear agreed last week to a consent order to surrender his license and not contest the matter in court.

CONTINUING COVERAGE: Hacienda HealthCare investigation

Gear was the victim's physician on and off at Hacienda HealthCare from 1992, when she was 3 years old, until September 2018.

The woman shocked facility staff when she gave birth less than four months later.

According to the board, Gear failed to perform required monthly exams on her.

He was also found to be physically unable to carry out some tasks and didn't adequately supervise four students.

The order was first reported by The Arizona Republic.