To be a doctor is to hold a fairly unique position in society, with respectability and trust that almost no other profession can lay claim to. This trust between a doctor and their patient is essential but it is this trust that is being deliberately abused by a small but deceitful group of criminals. Across Australia, 1303 people have been reported to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA), which is responsible for the registration of medical professionals, since 2014. Sixteen have been convicted, some of whom infiltrated hospitals and treated people who had no idea that their so-called doctor had about as much knowledge as they did. The ‘disturbing’ sexual drive of ‘fake doctors’. One of the most disturbing cases is that of Raffaele Di Paolo, who not only pretended to be a doctor and fertility specialist but also performed a range of bizarre ‘treatments’ and tests on […]