"I have received help and support for my condition. I am not that person anymore," he said in a statement read out by his lawyer.
Drew had been accused of starting sexual relationships with multiple patients over decades of practice and was also said to have prescribed medications to a patient who was abusing them.
He appeared before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal this morning charged with entering into inappropriate sexual relationships with four female patients, some of whom were described as vulnerable.
Drew, a former part owner of the Lambton Quay practice City Medical, was also accused of prescribing drugs of dependence and psychotropic medications to all of the women while he was in a close personal relationship with them.
Drew曾是Lambton Quay practice City Medical的所有者之一，他还被控在与这些女性患者保持密切私人关系的时候，向她们开出依赖药物和精神药物的处方。
According to the charge sheet, Drew prescribed a medication to one of his patients that was not best practice and at higher than the recommended amount, despite being notified she was abusing the drugs and providing them to her sister.
The Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) said Drew's alleged actions amounted to malpractice or negligence and had brought discredit to the profession.
The charges range from 1991 to 2016.
Drew's practising certificate was voluntarily suspended in December 2016.
He started a relationship with his first patient in the early 90s. He told her during one consultation that he "wondered if [they] would be lovers, and over the first year of him treating her, he gave her gifts of money, flowers, lingerie and took her out for meals".