The report card for each state contains the scores it received when we evaluated it for how well it protects patients against sexually abusive doctors. The overall rating is the average of the score the state received in each category. In states with two medical boards, one for osteopathic physicians and the other for medical doctors, the overall rating is based on an average of each board’s scores.
Click on the boxes below to read how Arizona did on each category — and how we calculated the score for the categories.
In 2009, Lewis was indicted on 61 sex-related offenses involving 19 patients. He agreed to voluntarily suspend his practice.
He struck a plea deal in 2012 admitting guilt to 18 counts of aggravated assault, but these were not sex-related charges, so he did not have to register as a sex offender. For each count he got supervised probation, though he had to serve a year in jail.
The only board action shown on the Arizona Medical Board’s website was the 2012 revocation of his license. Efforts to reach Lewis for comment have been unsuccessful.
“[He] felt his wife imposed undue financial expectations upon him, and that his efforts to meet those expectations in the form of working harder and harder were never properly acknowledged.”
— Board summary of a doctor’s explanation for why he had had two patients perform oral sex on him.
Physicians whose licenses are revoked by any other jurisdiction may not be licensed in Arizona.
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