She was his patient, and he was her psychiatrist treating her for trauma she suffered when she was sexually assaulted.
But their doctor-patient relationship turned into a 13-year affair.
Dr Douglas Kong Sim Guan (above), 63, was yesterday suspended for three years from June 24 and fined $10,000 by the Singapore Medical Council, the regulatory body overseeing all doctors here. He was also ordered to pay the cost of the proceedings.
The case arose from a complaint by his patient more than two years ago.
Dr Kong claimed their relationship started after she stopped being his patient and that she had seduced him.