The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, acting upon a request from the NJ Attorney General’s office has agreed to suspend the license of a Bergen County Podiatrist charged with criminal sexual contact with a patient under his care. The board acted on the request on Jan. 9, 2013.
Dr. Frederick M. Weintraub, D.P.M., 61, was arrested and charged in October after a patient reported that he allegedly fondled her breasts during a routine podiatry appointment. The State also alleged in its complaint that Weintraub made inappropriate sexual comments to staff working at assisted-living residences in northern New Jersey, and allegedly touched the breasts of one staff member, when he came to the residences to provide podiatry services to patients living there.
“Dr. Weintraub’s alleged actions show a clear and imminent threat to the public. There is no justification for his alleged conduct and we’re pleased the Board granted our request for temporary license suspension in order to protect the public,” Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said.
“The allegations against Dr. Weintraub represent serious and harmful acts that victimized a patient and a co-worker and created a hostile working environment for multiple health care workers,” said Eric T. Kanefsky, Acting Director of the State Division of Consumer Affairs. “His alleged conduct violated Board regulations and professional standards, and make him a danger to the public.”