Doctor diagnoses patient with Dementia after borrowing money from them

Posted at 5:34 PM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 18:34:36-04

A Columbia doctor retired her medical license after borrowing money from a patient then diagnosing that patient when they asked for the money back.

Suellen Lee was found guilty of taking a "substantial amount of money" from the long-time patient. She then diagnosed the patient without any testing method or obtaining a second opinion for confirmation of the diagnosis.

Details of Lee’s case were revealed through a monthly discipline report issued by the Tennessee Department of Health.

It stated the patient was later assessed by a psychologist who said there was no indication of dementia.

Lee voluntarily retired her license and forced to pay a fine of $2,000.00.