PAY-tom-o-brien-main-2A Christian family doctor performed an exorcism on a seriously ill patient after promising he could ”heal” her without medication, a medical tribunal heard. GP Dr Thomas O’Brien, 56, persuaded the mother of one to undergo the spiritual procedure at his local Pentecostal church after telling her: ”God is your surgeon,” it was claimed. In the four months before the ceremony, O’Brien subjected the patient who was in great pain after stomach surgery to ‘religious grooming’. He said the ‘devil was having a real go at her’ and that she had ‘devil items’ in her house, it was alleged. The doctor further exploited her vulnerability by quoting the Bible at her, taking her to religious meetings, praying with her at home and even programming her television remote to satellite TV’s The Gospel Channel, it was said. More