A family medicine doctor in Hilton has been suspended for having an inappropriate relationship with an adult female patient. According to the state Department of Health, Dr. Mark Sarnov's license was suspended for 36 months with the last 33 months stayed with probation for three years and conditions. Sarnov’s suspension took effect April 23, according to documents from the Department of Health’s Board for Professional Medical Conduct. Sarnov works at Hilton Health Care. He did not contest the charge of negligence on more than one occasion by having the relationship while he was the 32-year-old woman’s physician. When Sarnov returns to practice, he will be required to have a chaperone when he is examining or treating any female patient. The chaperone must meet requirements set by the health department. Other providers at Hilton Health Care will be taking care of Sarnov’s patients during the suspension. the letter said.
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