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Physician’s Medical License Revoked for Unprofessional Conduct

MONTGOMERY – The Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama has revoked the medical license of a plastic surgeon for unprofessional conduct after the physician admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with several patients and employees.

Robert Pearce Bolling, M.D., who practiced medicine in the Fayette area, was found by the Commission to be “unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to his patients.” 

In addition to having his medical license revoked, Bolling has been ordered to pay fines totaling $20,000.

Policy and guidelines of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama state, in part:

“A patient has the right to trust and believe that a physician is dedicated solely to the patient’s best interests. Introduction of sexual behavior into the professional relationship violates this trust because the physician’s own personal interests compete with the interests of the patient.”

In 2021, Bolling pleaded guilty in the District Court of Fayette County to sexually harassing an employee.

The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners is the state regulatory and law enforcement agency responsible for regulating the practice of medicine in Alabama. The Medical Licensure Commission adjudicates formal charges brought by the Board against physicians and determines the appropriate disciplinary resolution.

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