Doctor at downtown clinic charged with incompetence

A Centretown doctor is scheduled to face an Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons disciplinary hearing in October, according to the OCPS website.

The website says Dr. Hazem Hamdy, who runs the Ottawa Men’s Clinic on James Street, faces charges of “incompetence” and “failure to maintain the standard of practice of the profession.”

According to the website, the charges stem from an incident in February of 2008.

Hamdy is alleged to have “failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and is incompetent in his care and treatment of a patient, including his techniques for sterilization.”

The OCPS did not provide any further details of the allegation.

OCPS records show Hamdy graduated from the University of Cairo in 1968 and registered with the OCPS in September of 1980.

Hamdy founded the Ottawa Men’s Clinic in 1996, according to the clinic’s website, to meet “the increased demands for a specialized clinic that responds to men's sexual issues.”

According to the OCPS website, Hamdy is prohibited from performing “intra-articular injections and office surgical procedures that cause a break in the skin” unless a registered nurse with operating experience is present.

The website also says an OCPS order prohibits Hamdy from performing adult circumcision.

That decision was passed on May 1 of last year. Hamdy’s hearing is scheduled for Oct. 13.