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Detroit family doctor ‘used his sperm to father hundreds of babies’

A Michigan family doctor fathered hundreds of children with his patients using his own sperm over several decades, sometimes without their knowdledge, according to news reports. 

A group of siblings found out they were genetically matched after doing an online DNA test and traced their birth to Detroit Dr. Philip Peven, who was their parents’ doctor, The Sun reported. 

When one of them confronted the doctor in 2019, he admitted to using his own sperm to father babies as a donor in his late 40s and in his medical practice as an OB-GYN. Some of the impregnated women were not aware the sperm had come from him, the report said.

“All of us were born in the same hospital, all of our birth certificates show Dr. Peven as our OBGYN, not our father,” Jaime Hall, one of the siblings, told the newspaper. 


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Doctor Who – Wikipedia

British science fiction TV series

Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called “the Doctor”, an extraterrestrial being, who appears to be human. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. With various companions, the Doctor combats foes, works to save civilisations and helps people in need.

The show is a significant part of British popular culture,[2][3] and elsewhere it has gained a cult following. It has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series.[4] The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989. There was an unsuccessful attempt to revive regular production in 1996 with a

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Doctor Job Description: Salary, Skills, & More

After providing diagnoses, doctors treat patients who are suffering from diseases and injuries. Doctors are also called physicians and they can be either medical doctors (M.D.) or doctors of osteopathic medicine (D.O.).

Both types of physicians use traditional treatment methods such as drugs and surgery, but D.O.s emphasize the body’s musculoskeletal system, preventive medicine, and holistic patient care. Doctors can be primary care physicians or they may specialize in a particular area of medicine such as internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, pediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry, endocrinology, ophthalmology, or anesthesiology.

Doctor Duties & Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities vary by specialty, but all doctors need to be able to perform the following duties:

  • Assess symptoms
  • Diagnose conditions
  • Prescribe and administer treatment
  • Provide follow-up care of patients, refer them to other providers, and interpret their laboratory results
  • Collaborate with physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and
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Dr. Michael Saag made a difference as a doctor and a patient

This story is part of’s series “Alabamians who made a difference in 2020,” highlighting people who have made our state a better place to live this year. Stories in this series will publish each day from Dec. 11 to Dec. 31, 2020. Find all stories on the Alabamians who made a difference in 2020 by clicking here.

Before 2020, UAB’s Dr. Michael Saag was already world-renowned for his work researching treatments for HIV and other infectious diseases, but when COVID-19 hit, his area of expertise took on a whole new level of importance for Alabama and the rest of the world.

Then, just days after Alabama reported its first confirmed COVID case, Saag announced that he too had contracted the virus.

As a physician, a researcher and as a patient, Saag helped guide Alabama and the rest of the country through what to expect from the virus,

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Doctor Cleavon Gilman says an Arizona hospital retaliated against him for tweeting about coronavirus

The tweet swiftly went viral, helping to propel Gilman to such prominence that President-elect Joe Biden later called to thank him for his advocacy. The next day, though, he says the hospital told the third-party company that he works through that it didn’t want him to return. Gilman, 41, says he’s been kept out of work since Nov. 23.

“The hospital is intentionally hurting me financially for speaking out, and I’m not permitted to work,” Gilman told The Washington Post on Thursday.

The hospital, though, insists that Gilman hasn’t been fired and in fact is scheduled to return to the ER this weekend.

“It’s clear there has been a misunderstanding,” Shay Andres, a Yuma Regional Medical Center spokeswoman, said in an email statement early Friday. “While he is not speaking on behalf of YRMC, we respect Dr. Gilman’s right to share his personal perspective on the pandemic.”

Gilman, in response,

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definition of doctor by The Free Dictionary




a. A person who is licensed to practice medicine and has trained at a school of medicine or a school of osteopathic medicine; a physician.

b. Any of certain other healthcare professionals, such as a dentist, optometrist, chiropractor, podiatrist, or veterinarian.

2. A practitioner of alternative medicine or folk medicine who does not have traditional medical credentials.


a. A person who has earned the highest academic degree, usually a PhD, awarded by a college or university in a specified discipline.

b. A person awarded an honorary degree by a college or university.

4. Abbr. Dr. Used as a title and form of address for a person holding the degree of doctor.

5. Roman Catholic Church An eminent theologian.

6. A rig or device contrived for remedying an emergency situation or for doing a special task.

v. doc·tored, doc·tor·ing, doc·tors

1. Informal

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Definition of Doctor by Merriam-Webster

doc·​tor | ˈdäk-tər How to pronounce doctor (audio)
1a Christianity : an eminent theologian declared a sound expounder of doctrine by the Roman Catholic Church

called also doctor of the church

b : a learned or authoritative teacher

c : a person who has earned one of the highest academic degrees (such as a PhD) conferred by a university

Most of the college’s faculty members are doctors in their fields. The class is being taught by Doctor Menzer.

d : a person awarded an honorary doctorate (such as an LLD or Litt D) by a college or university

2a : a person skilled or specializing in healing arts especially : one (such as a physician, dentist, or veterinarian) who holds an advanced degree and is licensed to practice See your doctor if the condition worsens. an eye doctor doctors’ bills

3a : material added (as to food) to produce a desired

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