Having a field day

Anesthesiologist Frederick George Field was arrested late July on suspicion of sexually abusing two female patients who were under his care at the Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles. The incidents took place in 2007 and 2011 and allegedly involved touching in the genital area. The women were under anesthesia during the incidents and were thus unable to defend themselves. When the hospital was approached by one of the victims earlier this year, the hospital launched an investigation and contacted local authorities.

The 45-year-old Field began practicing in Oregon in 2005 and has no history of disciplinary actions or malpractice claims against him, according to the Oregon Medical Board. Field is currently in jail at the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility and has hired criminal defense attorney Stephen Houze to defend him. In the meantime, we’ll have to wait and see how the story unfolds. For more on this story, see this article from the Oregonian.