Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton

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July 23, 2012 — by Mark T. Flickinger, JD
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Last fall, a woman reported to police in Orem, Utah that her family doctor was acting inappropriately during her medical exams. Upon investigation, it was discovered that he performed unnecessary and frequent vaginal exams for the purpose of his own personal pleasure. Although the woman was subject to Dr. David R. Hillam's alleged abuse for nearly three years, he assured her that the exams were for her benefit and part of her normal medical treatment. However, when he showed the woman a number of sexually explicit videos on his cellphone during medical visits, she began to question all that had taken place during the years he treated her. Within two weeks, the doctor was arrested on three felony counts of forcible sexual abuse and four misdemeanor counts of lewdness, and was immediately fired from his position at the Parkway Health Center in Orem. The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing is working closely with the police and intends to bring disciplinary

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