A Federal Way chiropractor who allegedly told women they would benefit from genital massage cannot practice until charges against him are resolved.
The license of Greg Summers was suspended immediately, the state Department of Health and Chiropractic Quality Assurance Commission said Wednesday.
Summers also is accused of changing the medical records of a patient who filed a complaint against him.
“Anyone can file a complaint against a doctor even when the complaint is not accurate or actionable,” the chiropractor’s attorney, Robert Zielke, said in a release.
When an impartial panel reviews the evidence, Zielke said, he believes the charges will be dismissed.
According to charging papers from the state Department of Health:
• Summers fondled a patient in 2010, allegedly to prevent scar tissue from forming and to alleviate pain. The patient was an employee at Summer’s clinic, and during training sessions he talked about marital issues and would “offer his body” as a teaching tool for sex.
• Later that year, Summers touched a patient’s breasts during treatment.
She ended treatment with him, and several months later a health questionnaire the patient had completed had been altered. Summers added an undated and uninitialed note saying a prescription the woman listed as multiple sclerosis medication was for personality disorders and was approved for alcohol or opiate dependence.
• Last year, the chiropractor fondled a patient who first was treated by him about 1994.
The charges would constitute unprofessional conduct, violating documentation of care and sexual misconduct, according to the Department of Health.
Summers has 20 days to respond to the charges and ask for a hearing. He cannot practice in the state until the charges are resolved.
Summers will respond and request a hearing, Zielke said.