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Raleigh Doctor Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Three Patients

Posted April 10, 2005 6:12 a.m. EDT

— A doctor with Triangle Neurosurgery in Raleigh is being investigated by the North Carolina Medical Board.

Three women have accused Dr. Dennis Bullard of inappropriately touching them.

The doctor's attorney said his client is innocent.

The alleged incidents of improper touching happened at Bulllard's old office on Lake Boone Trail.

According to documents from the state medical board, three female patients have accused Bullard of wrongfully touching them during their physical exams.

Two of the women said this happened on several visits. All of the incidents in question are said to have occurred in 2003.

Bullard now works at an office on Sunday Drive in Raleigh. WRAL-TV went to this office to request an interview. Bullard's attorney told WRAL he would not allow the channel to speak to Bullard.

But the lawyer -- Alan Schneider -- had much to say about the accusations.

"[Bullard's] reviewed the allegations and denies any and all allegations levied against him by all three of these women," Schneider said.

Schneider added that the doctor has never faced these kinds of allegations in his 23 year career, and he says there's no way the doctor's physical exam could have been misunderstood.

"From his perspective," Schneider said, "there was no misunderstanding. He did not inappropriately touch them."

WRAL tried contacting the attorneys representing the patients, but these attempts were unsuccessful.

The attorney for the North Carolina Medical Board told WRAL that the women do not know each other.

Bullard's attorney said there is more to this case and that the evidence will come out soon.