TikTok Plastic Surgeon Star Gets License Permanently Revoked

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Dr. Katharine Roxanne Grawe, better known as Dr. Roxy, had her medical license permanently revoked by the Medical Board of Ohio and will be paying a $4,500 fine. The report also mentions three of her patients complained of issues after their surgeries.

According to her testimony, she would have someone record and ask the questions while live streaming – claiming it was to educate people how surgeries go. Though, she adds she can tell how many of those videos are inappropriate and unprofessional.

Additionally, she’d also received letters from the board who were concerned of her practices with posting patient operations publicly on TikTok without their expressed consent. She says she isn’t surprised that people think she cares more about fame than her patients’ health.

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The Results of Grawe’s Practices

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Dr. Katharine Roxanne Grawe, better known as Dr. Roxy, had her medical license permanently revoked by the Medical Board of Ohio and will be paying a $4,500 fine. The report also mentions three of her patients complained of issues after their surgeries.

One of the letters detailed three patients whose surgeries were filmed on TikTok suffered major complications – which was enough for them to officially revoke her license. They cite an incident of a woman who went for a liposuction.

Grawe was more focused on looking and speaking to the camera rather than on the patient, causing her to be later hospitalized due to an infection – requiring her to stay until she recovers. 

When Grawe expressed that her license being revoked would forever change her life, board member Dr. Jonathan Feibel replies that she alone had managed to forever change the lives of three patients.

They added she continued to do dangerous practices despite the dangers posed. A former patient, Mary Jenkins, who sued Grawe for negligence of her diagnosis – resulting in her breast reconstruction tissue dying, praised the board’s decision.

The Medical Board of Ohio stresses that it’s important to understand the safety concerns of malpractice in an industry focused on treating and saving patients, especially those that continue to violate the guidelines proposed by professionals.

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Source: CNN, NBC News

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