Brunswick psychiatrist accused of improper behavior

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BRUNSWICK — A Coombs Road psychiatrist has had his license suspended by the state after he was accused of inappropriate behavior with at least one female patient.

According to Randal Manning, executive director of the state Board of Licensure in Medicine, a hearing was initially scheduled on two complaints filed in March against Dr. John Dorn.

But then a third complaint was filed in April, resulting in the immediate suspension of Dorn’s license to practice psychiatry.

“The action the board took last month demonstrated that the board had a strong concern of eminent harm to the public,” Manning said.

Manning said he could not provide further details about the nature of the complaints against Dorn because of the ongoing investigation.

“In order for a summary suspension to be ordered,” he said, “the behavior of the physician must be particularly egregious.”

As of Wednesday, there were no criminal charges filed against Dorn in Cumberland County District Court.

The board hearing is scheduled for May 10 in Augusta.

Messages on Dorn’s cellular and office phones said his practice has been closed.

Emily Guerin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 123 or eguerin@theforecaster.net. Follow her on Twitter: @guerinemily.

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