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Doctor loses license after sex with patient
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A local doctor has had his medical license revoked for having an affair with a patient who also happened to be a married woman.The physician, Brad E. Blankenship, closed his office on Chancery Street on Feb. 16 after around 28 years of practice in McMinnville. He had his medical license revoked as of March 18 as part of an agreed order with the Tennessee Department of Health. He will not be allowed to practice medi-cine for at least one year, following which time he may apply to the state to have his license reinstated on a probationary basis.According to the Department of Health, Blankenship began a consensual sexual relationship with a female patient in 2013.

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