Gig Harbor doctor arrested, accused of making bomb threats

GIG HARBOR, Wash. -- A Gig Harbor doctor accused of threatening to kill health care employees and bomb their office can no longer practice medicine in Washington.

State health officials announced Friday they had suspended Said Farzad's license "due to allegations that he is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety to consumers by reason of a mental condition."

The Medical Quality Assurance Commission was informed this week that Farzad had made numerous phone calls to Molina HealthCare threatening to kill employees and blow up their building because the insurance company rejected some of his patient's medical claims, according to the Department of Health.

Farzad was arrested by Bothell police and is now facing a host of criminal charges. He posted bail and was released.

Health officials say Farzad was already under investigation for allegedly crossing physician-patient boundaries in 2013 with two female patients, one of whom was an adolescent.

While health officials believe the relationships were improper, they do not believe they were sexual.

Farzad self-designates his practice specialties as psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, according to the Department of Health.