Former Almonte doctor resigns from practice after disciplinary hearing

Courtesy of CBC
Courtesy of CBC

Former Almonte doctor Michel Prévost, who was granted obstetrics and gynecology privileges at Almonte General Hospital in 2005, has agreed not to practise medicine in Ontario. As well, he has agreed never to practise obstetrics or gynecology in any jurisdiction.

According to CBC News, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario found in a hearing earlier this month that Prévost was “incompetent in his practice of obstetrics and gynecology.” This decision followed assertions that he “gave abortion patients incorrect doses of medication that resulted in fetal abnormalities in two pregnancies that went to term.” The College also found that Prévost “lacked knowledge, skill or judgment” in his treatment of 28 patients.

A 2005 press release from AGH says this about Prévost‘s background:

Dr. Prevost undertook his medical training at the University of Ottawa. His experience includes five years on staff at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, locums in Ontario at the Cornwall Regional Hospital, Sudbury Regional Hospital and Soldier’s Memorial Hospital in Orillia and locums in Quebec at the Centre Hospitalier St-Georges de Beauce and Centre Hospitalier Chandler. He has been a member of the consulting staff of Glengarry Memorial Hospital in Alexandria and the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital.

UPDATE: An Ottawa Sun story reports that “Prevost began working at the Almonte General Hospital, west of Ottawa, in 2005, but hasn’t worked there for ‘quite some time,’ an assistant to the hospital’s CEO confirmed.”