Calvin Day: Alleged Pervy Dermatologist Loses License

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Just walk away, Cal Day.
The Texas Medical Board has suspended the license of a San Antonio dermatologist indicted last month on two counts of sexually assaulting patients -- but what really got our attention is the part where he ordered an employee to stick a laser hair-removal device "into his anus and pull the trigger."

That allegation is just one of many laid out in the Board Disciplinary Panel's temporary suspension order against 59-year-old Calvin Lee Day Jr., who was licensed in 1982 and who, according to the order, has a "uniquely identifiable penis." (The exact nature of this penile characteristic is about the only thing the Board didn't go into explicit detail on.)

According to the order, a former employee told San Antonio police in February that, when she worked for Day in 2000, he "requested that she perform laser hair removal on his back at the end of the day, after the clinic had closed. During the hair removal session, [Day] completely disrobed and demanded that [the employee] remove the hair from his testicles and anus." That's when he asked her to pull the trigger. The employee said she complied out of fear, but subsequently sought employment elsewhere.

The board looked into Day last May, after he was indicted in Bexar County "on two counts of intentionally and knowingly causing the penetration of the sexual organ of two female patients...without their consent..."

The indictments stemmed from an initial complaint from a former patient, who told San Antonio police in August 2010 that Day "lured her to the back of his office to ask [her] advice about some training equipment, which he kept in a locked backroom of his office. He indicated that he needed some help with his fitness program, and asked her for her advice because she was a personal trainer. According to [the patient's] statement, [Day] had a bed in this room, soft music playing, and he proceeded to close and lock the door, expose his genitals, and began to fondle her breasts and vagina."

Day was arrested for the alleged assault in January 2011; after the news broke, other women stepped forward. These included, per the board order, a woman who accused Day of assaulting her in 2009 by kissing her, indicating "that he wanted to perform oral sex on her, and proceeded to fondle her vagina until she escaped. According to her [police statement] and phone records, [Day] called her several times affterwards."

But it wasn't just former patients alleging assault: another woman reported to police that she went to Day's office on a cold call to sell advertising; afterward, when she asked about laser hair removal, Day "requested that she pull down her pants so that he could view her bikini line and then he penetrated her vagina with two fingers until she escaped."

Another woman -- a patient of Day's for seven years -- alleged last February that Day "made her disrobe completely during patient visits and he proceeded to spread her buttocks apart while she lay on her stomach. [Day] would demand that she roll over to her back and spread her labia apart to look inside her vagina. Allegedly, [Day] took pictures of 'areas he wanted to watch' while she was completely nude. The patient eventually stopped going to [Day] because she felt uncomfortable with the way he did full body exams."

The disciplinary panel, which issued the suspension without notice of hearing, determined that Day "is not able to safely practice medicine and, therefore, his continued practice of medicine constitutes a continuing threat to the public health and safety."

The next step is for the board to schedule a hearing on the application for temporary suspension, at which time, it appears, Day will have the opportunity to argue against suspension.

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wimtraum
wimtraum

Dr. Day saved my life when he gave me a full body scan... I had vaginal cancer and he was not going to let me leave until it was all gone. I spent several hours with him running other patience and running back and forth between pathology and me to ensure clean edges. He saved a good portion of my ear, and my parents life. I suppose most of you do not know he is not only top in his field but he was top cancer doctor in the country. He did not lose is wife or family. He took pictures of everything I had three or four binders full of them. He was kind but not sexually forward... I have gone to him since 1989 and had an appointment to see him when all of this hit the fan. I am sorry that there are people in the world that think ruining some doctors life might put a few bucks in their pockets. Shame on you guys this man does not deserve this in the public before trail witch hunt.

wmmwm
wmmwm

Your condescending, copy and paste efforts are strawman arguments that underscore your lack of reading comprehension. They do not address the allegations against Dr. Day who lost his license after the Texas Medical Board did an investigation. ----------------------------------------Is this standard practice?:http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/06/alleged_perv_doc_suspended.php"Angellfire73 says: July 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm To all of you that think you know Dr. Day, you DON’T!!!!! He may put on this nice guy routine up front, but he is a manipulating sex addict. I worked for him for 4 years and he would constantly grab my butt and after my boob job he would always grab at my boobs even when a patient was lying down with his eyes closed in the room he would reach around and rub against me. I would tell him to stop but he would only for a few days and then back to it. He finally gave me an ultimatum of having sex with him or losing my job. He led me back to the apartment set up in the back of the office and proceeded to make me have sex with him. It was not only me it was Christine and some others as well. The lab tech John even knew what was going on and this Christine was his sister. He encouraged Dr. Day to do this stuff as well. Dr. Day would try and make things all better by providing us with cell phones and lots of money. He is a manipulating human being and should be put away for the things he does. He would also hire people to come in and do his gambeling for him as well. He takes pictures of his patients especially the females in their private areas and keeps them for his own pronographic use. When a girl would come in to apply for a job, he took a picture first and if she pased that test then he would interview but you had to have a certain look and attitude for him. He may be a good dermatologist but he is a crazed sex addice as well. His wife also cheats on him so I have been told. and he was caught in bed with one of the employees by her husband. He supposidly paid them off though so no body would find out. I go tired of being threatend with my job if I did not have sex and when he forced me to do it I was threatend to not say anything. I quit and moved away to another statebecause of him and had over 2 years of therapy because of him. He also gave me a STD that requires meds long term now. So I hope he gets what he deserves. Until youi know all the evidence don’t comend him he is a really good liar and deserves to rot in hell. I could go on with a list of names of the girls he did this to and if you know who I am talking about in this letter then yoiu know who I am and that it is all true."

Concerned
Concerned

Of course no one will provide the inforamtion that you are asking to protect the individual but I can also confirm that the information given by sorry to bust your bubble is true and correct. 

Concerned
Concerned

I am shocked to hear this information on Cal Day but I can verify as true the information that Sorry to bust your bubble is providing.  He may have been an well educated and talented dermatologist - but obviuolsy had some uncontrolled sexual and mental issues and instability.  I am truely very concerned for the girlfriend (ex nurse) and her family whom he is currently living with.   

Angela
Angela

Ridiculous nonsense that is totally unfounded. Dr. Day saved my mother, and countless others lives and he is a professional family man in every way. My mother has been a patient for for twenty years and Dr. Day has never been anything but caring, kind and considerate with her and all of his patients. These "Victims" want money and are willing to lie and try to disgrace Dr. Day to get it.  Innocent until proven guilty, Dr. Day has done nothing wrong.

Ex-employee
Ex-employee

I worked for dr. Day and I am not surprised at all that this happened. I feel bad for his children though.

Andante
Andante

Your defense of Dr. Day is understandable especially if nothing happened during your visit, your naivety, considering the data that is available on the Internet, is not.

"(San Antonio, TX) -- FOX News in San Antonio reports that a well-known dermatologist was arrested yesterday for allegedly sexually assaulting a patient. Doctor Calvin Lee Day was taken into custody after a 46-year old woman told police he had sexually assaulted her in his office. He now faces 2nd degree felony sexual assault charges, and his bond had not yet been determined."FOX News in San Antonio reports that a well-known dermatologist was arrested yesterday for allegedly sexually assaulting a patient. Doctor Calvin Lee Day was taken into custody after a 46-year old woman told police he had sexually assaulted her in his office. He now faces 2nd degree felony sexual assault charges, and his bond had not yet been determined.""On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board held a Temporary Suspension Hearing Without Notice and suspended the license of Calvin Lee Day Jr., M.D., Lic. No. G1883, after determining that Dr. Day's continued practice of medicine constitutes a continuing threat and real danger to his patients and to the public.The suspension went into effect immediately.The panel found that Dr. Day's actions and pattern of criminal conduct demonstrate that he has impaired judgment and lacks control over his behavior, rendering him unable to safely practice medicine.""On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board held a Temporary Suspension Hearing Without Notice and suspended the license of Calvin Lee Day Jr., M.D., Lic. No. G1883, after determining that Dr. Day's continued practice of medicine constitutes a continuing threat and real danger to his patients and to the public.The suspension went into effect immediately.The panel found that Dr. Day's actions and pattern of criminal conduct demonstrate that he has impaired judgment and lacks control over his behavior, rendering him unable to safely practice medicine."

Andante
Andante

My post was meant for Angela, nor Ex-employee

satxspitfire
satxspitfire

It is absolutely a shame that this respected physician has been labeled guilty until proven innocent! What has happened to our justice system? It has greatly failed an innocent man. The actions of the investigators were insidious and misguided and has caused an INNOCENT man irrevocable damage to his practice and his family! Dr. Day is my family dermatologist and saved many patients from an early misfortune of skin CANCER! Shame on all of you who have posted such ignorant comments on nothing but SPECULATION!

Andante
Andante

I was his patient for one visit. That was enough. I am not permitted to say why I am not surprised he was arrested. You are blinded by his medical expertise which is considerable; you know nothing of his sexual interests.

Sorry to bust your bubble
Sorry to bust your bubble

Sorry you feel that way he was a great physician but NOT a great man... Since all this happened in January Dr Day admitted everything to his family, divorced his wife, moved in with one of his many girlfriends who happened to be his nurse, sold his house, and lost his medical license. The Texas boars of medicine would not have done that, the DA office wouldn't have taken the case, Dr Day wouldn't have lost his wife, and practice if it weren't true... I worked for him for many years and I can tell you that it is ALL true and it's not even the half of it. Sorry you lost your family doctor.

Angela
Angela

You are spreading lies and assuming you know what you are talking about. Please stop lying and pretending to be someone who actually knows Dr. Day. Obviously you are only trying to get attention. Shame on you!

satxspitfire
satxspitfire

You obviously are a very misinformed. He has NOT lost his license and I have NOT lost my doctor. Sorry to Bust YOUR Bubble......Get it straight. 

Rocky1151
Rocky1151

I have been going to Dr. Day for 20 + years. I would like to know which nurse he left his family for?

Summer
Summer

I saw Dr.Day. He gave me a procedure he called the 'French tickler Enema Facial'. He said it was all the rage in Bulgaria. Should i be concerned?

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idlehands
idlehands

Now I wonder what a laser up the ass feels like.

nobody important
nobody important

Total bull. Shame on the women for being dumb enough to fall for this crap.

Sancho
Sancho

What kind of witch hunt is this?  The man is just trying to do a thorough job and give his patients the utmost in care and out come the pitchforks and nooses.  Let the man practice gynecology and earn a living.

What's that? He's a pimple popper and not a gynecologist?  Then it does seem odd that he had ladies take their pants down.  The odder part is that they actually did it...

Jackson
Jackson

"The patient eventually stopped going to [Day] because she felt uncomfortable with the way he did full body exams."

How many times did she spread 'em before she became uncomfortable with the process?

vinny
vinny

@Jackson and Sancho: A complete skin exam for melanoma is just that...a complete exam. Melanoma and other cancers can occur on mucosal surfaces such as the vaginal region or anus. How is a dermatologist supposed to diagnose a potentially fatal cancer in these areas but to look? Not examining those areas could mean that a diagnosis would be missed, patient dies, family sues. 

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