A doctor has been found guilty of prescribing drugs to a patient receiving slimming treatment at a Causeway Bay beauty parlour without a physical examination or telling her the possible side effects of the drugs. Siu Ting-wing was also convicted of not properly labelling the drugs dispensed to a Ms Cheung, whose full name the Medical Council ordered suppressed. It ordered Dr Siu be struck off the medical register for three months for each charge, to run concurrently. Ms Cheung told the council's disciplinary hearing yesterday she had visited a BC Medical Beauty Group outlet in Causeway Bay on July 19, 2005, to prepay for a series of slimming-treatment injections called mesotherapy. A staff member had told her doctors would probably also prescribe her fat-reduction pills and fluid discharge pills. Ms Cheung said that on her second visit, a staff member had given her those two types of drugs after Dr Siu had given her injections. She said Dr Siu had neither examined her physically nor explained the side effects of those pills. Dr Siu had only asked her where on her body she wanted the injections and whether she was pregnant or had a drug allergy. The plastic pill bags had not indicated the dosage, the doctor's name or date of dispensing. She said at the consultation on August 1, 2005, she had told Dr Siu she felt dizzy after taking the drugs and could hardly sleep. He had said it was a normal reaction and she had just not got used to it. At a consultation on August 16, Dr Siu had suggested she take just half a pill a day if she felt really sick. But Dr Siu told the council he had never prescribed any pills to Ms Cheung and had only given her injections. He said mesotherapy did not require patients to take drugs. Dr Siu said he had never brought any medication to the beauty salon and had never dispensed drugs to Ms Cheung. He said when Ms Cheung told him that she was not feeling well, he had asked her to consult the doctor who had prescribed her the drugs or reduce the dosage on her own. Dr Siu said he had never asked Ms Cheung what drugs she was taking and who had given her the pills. He said that at the time he had been hired by a clinic in North Point to see patients and was asked by his boss to help out at the BC Medical Beauty Group. Dr Siu said his boss had only asked him to administer injections at the parlours and had not asked him to prescribe drugs. The council's disciplinary hearing's temporary chairman, Tse Hung-hing, said it was unreasonable to believe Dr Siu had no idea of what drugs Ms Cheung was taking. He said Dr Siu would not have been able to give advice to Ms Cheung if he had had no idea what drugs she was taking.