While the Health Department investigated sexual molestation charges against one doctor, they found him in federal prison.
A Health Department’s administrative complaint in 2005 against Dr. Richard Allen Hill noted his address as Yazoo City Federal Correctional Institution in Mississippi.
Hill had been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for not reporting his income from buying prescription drugs and selling them at a profit.
While Hill was working in Vero Beach, Stuart and Davie, a Martin County animal control officer, Laura McIntosh, told police she went to see a doctor at Monterey Medical Health Services for a thyroid issue, but Hill came in to the examining room, pulled up her shirt and bra and touched her breast.
The doctor she was supposed to see later told her there was no reason for Hill to examine her breast.
After her report, at least five more women in Vero Beach came forward to say they were also fondled. Hill pleaded no contest to five misdemeanor battery charges in Indian River County and was adjudicated guilty. The Martin County case was dropped, records indicate.
Today, Hill practices in Fort Lauderdale. His license is listed as active with “obligations,” permanently requiring him to be chaperoned by a female health care worker when examining women.
A former champion international kickboxer, Hill was “notorious for ‘shopping’ the waiting room for good-looking women,” Dr. Glynnis Lyons told the Martin County patient, according to the Health Department’s administrative complaint.
Hill had crossed off Lyons’ name from the patient’s chart, writing his own name instead before he examined her, the complaint said.
When police arrested Hill in May 2004, detectives said he hid in a closet with his 2-year-old son. He later proclaimed his innocence, saying he always examined a patient’s entire body and because his sister died of breast cancer, he wanted to make sure his patients did not show signs of the disease.
Hill declined to comment to The Post for this story.
His attorney in 2004 described Hill at the time as a “hands-on doctor.”