An Ocean Grove GP has been banned from seeing female patients by the Medical Board of Australia.
Dr Shafiul Milky, who practices at Peninsula Family Medical Practice in Ocean Grove, is also not permitted to undertake home visits.
Dr Milky studied medicine at Mymensingh Medical College in Bangladesh and was issued with an AMC Certificate from the Australian Medical Council in 2012.
Ocean Grove is listed by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as his principal place of practice.
According to AHPRA, Dr Milky is only allowed to practice at approved locations. Peninsula Family Medical Practice is an approved location.
Medical Board of Australia placed ‘gender-based restrictions’ on Dr Milky on 25 March this year.
“The practitioner must not have any contact with female patients and must only practise at approved practice locations,” the AHPRA website said.
The website states that: “contact with a patient includes consultation, interview, examination, assessment, prescribing for, advising, or otherwise treating a patient, whether it is in person or on a communication device.”
“The practitioner must comply with the gender-based restriction protocol in force at the date these conditions are imposed and then as amended from time to time.
“The practitioner must not have any contact with female patients and must only practise at approved practice locations.”
AHPRA has not disclosed why Dr Milky has been banned from consulting with female patients.
Dr Milky’s registration is due to expire on 30 September this year.
AHPRA is continuing its investigation.
Peninsula Family Medical Practice did not respond to the Voice for comment.