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San Diego Kaiser Permanente doctor turns in medical license for reportedly viewing child porn at work

Doctor turns in medical license for reportedly viewing child porn at work
Dave Thomas
San Diego News Examiner
December 22, 2011

An area doctor was prohibited from practicing medicine after he was reportedly nabbed viewing child porn in his El Cajon practice.

According to a 10News report, Dr. Mark Zweifach had to turn in his medical license earlier this month as a result of being caught looking at images of child porn while at work. Reports say Zweifach has been practicing medicine since 1982.

The California Medical Board records noted:

"In about July, August, and September 2007, Respondent, a physician with Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, California, used his Kaiser Permanente assigned computer in his office in the Kaiser Permanente Bostonia Medical Office Building, located in El Cajon, California, to access suspected child pornography websites on the internet. When confronted by Kaiser Permanente investigators, Respondent, admitted accessing the websites at work, and further admitted an addiction to internet pornography."

After it was discovered he had viewed child pornography, records show Zweifach -- who ceased working at Kaiser Permanente in 2007 -- voluntarily suspended his practice, but the board did not order him to surrender his license until this December. The board also required Zweifach to register as a sex offender.

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