Dr Michael Beilby – unsatisfactory professional conduct
16 May 2016
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted Dr Michael Beilby, a registered medical practitioner, before the Medical Professional Standards Committee (‘Committee’). At the time of the conduct alleged in the complaint, Dr Beilby practised integrative medicine (specialising in bio-energetic medicine) at the Your Health Medical practice in Manly.
The complaint concerned care provided to a patient in November 2013 in relation to a number of conditions including serious headaches. The patient had been the subject of cranial surgery and was under the care of a neurologist.
In November 2013 Dr Beilby diagnosed the patient as having a number of severe infections using his LISTEN computer and Cybertrone device (also known as CyberScan).
The Committee found unsatisfactory professional conduct on the basis that Dr Beilby :
- Failed to conduct proper examinations, and arrived at unsupported diagnoses.
- Failed to communicate adequately and performed procedures without informed consent.
- Failed to provide adequate care and inappropriately prescribed medication to the patient.
The Committee ordered that Dr Beilby be reprimanded and that his registration be subject to a series of conditions, including barring him from using the LISTEN computer and Cybertrone device for medical purposes.
The full decision is available at Austlii
For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au.