On Aug. 22, 2018 local doctor Dr. Rashid Ismail Saba was arrested and charged with dating violence. Dr. Saba was employed by Access Healthcare and served as their Chief of Medicine at Oak Hill Hospital.
HCSO says that an investigation began in July revealed that Saba “pushed, grabbed, and shook the victim, against her will, while he was on duty as a physician at Oak Hill Hospital. During this altercation, the victim sustained bruising to her forearm.”
HCSO detectives determined, “The altercation was a result of Saba allegedly being angry with the victim for being in contact with other men and one of his other paramours.”
The incident was reported immediately and Oak Hill Hospital removed Saba’s privileges to see patients at the hospital. Additionally, Access Healthcare LLC, issued the following statement in regards to Dr. Saba.
“Access Health Care Physicians, LLC, is deeply saddened to learn of the behavior of one of its physicians. Immediately upon learning of the incident involving Rashid Ismail Saba, MD, Dr. Saba was asked to leave the Access Health Care Physicians’ medical staff. Pariksith Singh, MD, CEO of Access Health Care Physicians, has asked Dr. Saba to resign as his Chief of Medicine position at Oak Hill Hospital.”
“Our focus is respect for patients and healthcare personnel. We do not tolerate non-compliant behavior and will do our best to only follow the best standards of professional behavior,” stated Dr. Singh.