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East Palestine doctor's license suspended after 'sexual misconduct'

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An East Palestine physician will not be able to practice medicine for some time after the Ohio State Medical Board voted to suspend his license for the period of at least a year. 

According to the State Medical Board, Dr. Christopher Seman was suspended on Wednesday, after the medical board heard testimony and evidence regarding alleged "sexual misconduct" with a patient. 

According to a report from the medical board, Dr. Seman began having a sexual relationship with a coworker in 2013. During testimony, the woman reportedly told the Medical Board that at one point Dr. Seman asked her if she intended to leave her marriage. 

The report says the affair continued for approximately 18 months, until the spring of 2015. During the course of that time, the woman allegedly testified that they "carried on their affair" including, their offices, homes, the Canfield Fairgrounds, the Boardman Holiday Inn, Julie's Bed and Breakfast in Hubbard, the Buhl Mansion, and others. 

Just months after the sexual relationship allegedly began, Dr. Seman prescribed the woman birth control medication. 

The State Medical Board says over the course of their relationship, Dr. Seman allegedly wrote several prescriptions for the woman. 

During the course of the relationship, the woman allegedly became pregnant, at which point Dr. Seman testified that he told his wife about the affair and pregnancy. 

Dr. Seman allegedly "self-reported" the relationship with the coworker/patient in March of 2015, just a short time after learning about the pregnancy. 

According to State Medical Board records, Dr. Seman had six children at the time of the affair and was married. 

The Medical Board determined Wednesday that the conduct merited an indefinite suspension of his medical license. Dr. Seman can apply to have his license restated after one year. 

According to the Board, if Dr. Seman's license is renewed he will be subject to a probationary period. 
 

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