Two Cape Breton doctors reprimanded by College of Physicians and Surgeons

Two Cape Breton doctors have been reprimanded by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia.

Dr. Ronen Jhirad was reprimanded after duplicates of his patient records were found in the trash by patients at a mental health facility. The surgeon no longer practises in Canada.

The college has imposed a licensing sanction on Northside General Hospital’s Dr. John Kirkpatrick who failed to recognize a patient’s lower back pain as a rare but serious condition.

Both doctors will contribute to the costs of the investigations.