Patient of accused doctor speaks

By: Marcus Conroy Email
By: Marcus Conroy Email

A London family doctor is facing serious allegations of sexual misconduct from several patients.

Dr. Jackie Maxey has already been issued an emergency order of restriction by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure for his alleged conduct.

Monica Williams has been a patient of Dr. Maxey's for six years. She says when she was 18 years old, she went in for a routine check-up, but got something else.

"He decided to give me a pap smear. When he did, I found it uncomfortable. I felt like I was violated. I had never had one done like that before," Williams said.

Williams says she only received five or six pap smear exams from Dr. Maxey, but says each one was painful.

"Very traumatizing. It was like someone had just smacked you in the face," Williams said. "I just felt so violated, so uncomfortable, just embarrassed and ashamed."

She says she has wanted to come forward, but was scared to be the first.

"I didn't know who to turn to. I didn't want to feel like I was the only one. It's not about the money at all, but I feel like women should have the right to know if they're not being done right," Williams said.

Williams says the allegations in the complaints to the Board of Medical Licensure are true, which state Maxey gave unnecessary pelvic exams.

"Before he would write your prescriptions, he would do that or a pelvic exam or something," Williams said.

The board ruled that Maxey could continue practicing medicine but must be accompanied by a chaperone while doing exams.

Williams hopes no one else will have to go through this.

The Commonwealth's attorney is still looking into criminal charges. Dr. Maxey says it was a passion to find and treat gyenocological cancer because his mother died from the disease. Williams said he also told her this was why he gave the pap smears.

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