BRUNSWICK — A psychiatrist was reprimanded and had his license placed on probation after admitting he had an inappropriate relationship with a female patient.

Dr. Charles M. Stewart signed a consent agreement on May 25 with the state licensing board in which he agreed not to treat any new female patients until he has undergone additional training in medical ethics and boundaries. He is also required to create audio recordings of all his sessions with female patients.

According to a prepared statement from the board, Stewart admitted he told a patient he loved her in a manner she could misinterpret, massaged her back when she was experiencing a back spasm, hugged her, and gave her money for gas and to pay a cell phone bill.

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