LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (Worthy News)– A British family doctor defended suggesting faith in Jesus Christ to a patient last year despite facing disciplinary action and concerns he could lose his job.
“After doing the standard medicine I said to him: ‘Look there is something else that could help you here’,”explained Dr. Richard Scott, 50, in an interview. Dr. Scott said he told the patient, “If you like we can discuss and have faith and that could be an advantage to you in this case, and could help you move forward and give you some hope for the future.”
The Cambridge-educated doctor, who works at Christian-oriented Bethesda Medical Center in Margate, Kent, stressed he only discussed how his faith in Jesus had helped him “at the end of the consultation” — with the 24-year-old patient’s “consent”.
But the General Medical Council (GMC) said it is considering disciplinary action because the patient’s mother had complained about the faith discussion. The GMC made clear Dr. Scott risked bringing his profession into disrepute by discussing Christianity.