An Orlando-area doctor faces sexual battery charges after a patient reported being inappropriately touched during an examination, and investigators are asking other patients who may have had a similar incident to the patient to contact them.
Dr. Basharat Hussain, 42, of Orlando was arrested Wednesday. He bonded out Thursday night.
According to an Osceola County Sheriff's Office report, an investigation began Tuesday after a 20-year-old woman reported to deputies that she'd been inappropriately touched by Hussain.
The patient said she'd gone to his office at 2901 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee for an annual gynecological exam, during which Hussain wore gloves, and a female nurse attended. At that time, Hussain referred the patient to a gynecologist, the report said.
The patient returned to Hussain's office Monday for a different medical issue, the report said. While there, she said Hussain asked her about her previous visit and conducted another gynecological exam, this time without gloves and without a nurse present, the patient reported.
Then on Tuesday, the patient called Hussain's office to request a doctor's note for work purposes, but when no one answered, she went to the office. A sign on the door said the office was closed, she said, but she ran into Hussain in the parking lot. She asked him if he could provide her with a doctor's note, and he invited her inside, the Sheriff's Office report said.
While there, Hussain asked the patient about abdominal pains she was having from an earlier visit. He then examined her without gloves and asked her if she felt excited, the report said.
The patient told him she was uncomfortable and again asked for the note, which he gave her, and she left. She immediately reported the incident to deputies.
Hussain's Florida medical licenses are current, and he has no complaints nor disciplinary action on his record in Florida, according to a Florida Department of Health licensure search. He previously has held medical licenses in Mississippi and Wisconsin.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have had a similar incident to contact the Osceola Sheriff's Office at 407-348-2222.
The Florida Department of Health told News 13 there are no specific guidelines enforcing the use of gloves, it is accepted as general practice standards. As per their policy, they could not comment as to whether or not they were investigating Dr. Hussain's practice.
On Thursday the judge told Dr. Hussain he is allowed to continue to practice, however he is not allowed to contact the victim, and must have a female nurse present during his gynecological examinations. His bond was set at $10,000 and he was released at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Dr. Basharat Hussain's office is located at 2901 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee. (Vincent Earley, Staff)
This sign stating the office is closed greeted patients Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 (Vincent Earley, Staff)