ER doctor repeatedly slapped patient

A Leesburg doctor was arrested, accused of repeatedly striking a patient in the emergency room.

Officers were called to UF Health Leesburg Hospital on Thursday around 8 a.m.

According to an affidavit, Dr. Onyekachi Nwabuko first took the unresponsive victim’s hand, held it above her face, and dropped it, allowing it to strike the victim.

A witness told police it is common practice to determine if the patient is faking by dropping the patient’s hand onto their face. If the patient is alert, they will move their hand to keep it from hitting their face.