California doctor performs surgery during Zoom traffic court trial

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California doctor is under fire tonight for a courtroom apparent but it wasn't why he was before the judge has people outraged but how he appeared for the here live on zoom from his operating room. Where a surgery was happening in alexander has details. It's not what you would typically see during traffic court this video obtained by the sacramento bee. Newspaper shows a doctor wearing scrubs appearing in a virtual california traffic hearing. Are you a available for johnson county. You're an operating reminding mid guest available for trial right ahead even the commissioner overseeing the hearing can't believe it so unless i'm mistaken is being defendant. That's in the middle of an operating room appearing to be actively engaged in providing services to a patient is that correct mr green as her I'm new not feel comfortable For the welfare of a patient. If you're in the process of operating that i would put on trial right here. Who's doing the surgery with me. So i can stand here and allow them to do the surgery also not all. I'm i don't think so. I don't think that's appropriate. Reached by phone when nbc news asked the doctor about his court hearing on the newspaper. Article he replied. That's not accurate but would not comment further but the state medical board is looking into the incident writing. The medical board of california expects physicians to follow the standards of care when treating their patients. It's the latest example of doctors with questionable behavior. at their patient's bedside this alaska dentist went viral and was later investigated after video showed him standing on a hover board while extracting a patient's tooth and this atlanta dermatologist was later sued after video of her emerged on youtube appearances. Doma rap video poker forming a procedure on occasions back in california. The doctor apologized for his procedure. Running long the hearing itself was postponed.

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