Nearly 1 in 3 gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists sexually harassed by patients

Dermatologists and emergency physicians are sexually harassed by patients more frequently than other physicians, according to Medscape's Patients Sexually Harassing Physicians Report 2018.

Medscape surveyed 6,235 respondents across 29-plus specialties.

Here's the percentage of physicians in each specialty that reported being harassed by patients:

1. Dermatology: 46 percent
2. Emergency medicine: 43 percent
3. Plastic surgery/aesthetic medicine: 41 percent
4. Diabetes/endocrinology: 38 percent
5. Nephrology: 37 percent
6. Oncology: 35 percent
7. Physical medicine and rehabilitation: 35 percent
8. Psychiatry: 35 percent
9. Critical care: 33 percent
10. Anesthesiology: 30 percent
11. Family medicine: 30 percent
12. Gastroenterology: 28 percent
13. Internal medicine: 28 percent
14. Neurology: 28 percent
15. Pulmonary medicine: 27 percent
16. Specialized surgery: 26 percent
17. Urology: 26 percent
18. General surgery: 25 percent
19. Public health and prevention: 23 percent
20. Orthopedic surgery: 22 percent
21. Allergy and immunology: 21 percent
22. Ophthalmology: 21 percent
23. Cardiology: 20 percent
24. Otolaryngology: 19 percent
25. HIV/infectious diseases: 12 percent
26. OB/GYN and women's health: 12 percent
27. Pediatrics: 12 percent
28. Pathology: 11 percent
29. Radiology: 10 percent

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