Local doctor barred from practice for sexual misconduct, negligence

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A gynecologist accused of sexual misconduct and negligence will not be able to practice for the next three years.

Dr. Jason Helliwell, a gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon in Bakersfield, was accused of botching the care of two patients and having sex with a third.

The state medical board initially filed a complaint in 2015.

On June 29, the California Department of Justice ordered Helliwell’s certificate to be revoked for 42 months.

The probation period officially goes into effect Friday.

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