Skokie Doctor Loses License After Having Sex with Patient

William Joel Kafin was fined $5,000.00 for his misconduct with a young woman and former patient.

An Illinois Appellage Court has ruled against William Joel Kafin, a physician and surgeon with offices in Skokie and Glenview, upholding a previous court's decision to strip Kafin of his license after he provided alcohol, smoked marijuana, prescribed controlled substanced and had sex with a 19-year-old former patient, the Glenview Announcements report.

The investigation into Kafin's misconduct began with a 2007 Department of Financial and Professional Regulation complaint against Kafin and culminated in his license loss and a $5,000.00 fine imposed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, according to the Glenview Announcements.


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Murray Suid February 01, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Was it the sex or prescribing and using illicit drugs that led to the doctor's losing his license? Your headline plays up the sex. Why is that? Does it interest you more than the other activities, or do you think sex sells your news service? Do you know what the real story is--the story about why a doctor should lose his license? Do you care what the real story is?
Jerry Kraft February 03, 2013 at 08:22 AM
Don't believe everything you read even in a court document. This case was initially built on lies for money in the malpractice phase and the carried forward by an overzealous prosecuting attorney, Susan Julia Link, who apparently had no respect for justice, the law, facts, integrity, truth or reality. Her motivation for fabricating stories and ignoring obvious contradictions in the former patient's testimony was incomprehensible. She dismissed my excellent character witnesses's testimonies as "too biased". She was on a personal crusade to ruin my practice and ability at supporting my family by using words as "chronic" and "serial" even though this was a singular allegation in 30 years of devoted care. The courts and judges were either indifferent to the proceedings or obvious to the transcript of the disciplinary hearing which was strongly in my favor. This was a strong armed attempt by the Circuit court, the IDFPR to quell an individuals rights, dignity expression and history. As the Appellate Court adjudicated it amounted to an "abuse of discretion" and that my license should not have been suspended for one day. The Department of Professional Regulation ignored the higher court's ruling with the aid of Judge Lee Preston, the ruling judge, who apparently had no familiarity with my case. In short it was all about power and politics, Chicago style, and little to do with what actually transpired. What purported to occur between myself and the former patient never took place.


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