CRESTVIEW — Five women have filed lawsuits alleging battery and sexual assault against Crestview-based doctor Khalid M. Moussa.

Attorney Dixie Dan Powell filed the lawsuits May 18 on each woman's behalf.

“And there’s probably going to be more,” Powell said Tuesday.

All the alleged victims were patients of Moussa, a gastroenterologist, according to the complaints. It claims that they were fondled inside the offices of North Okaloosa Clinic Corp., which does business as the North Okaloosa Physician Group. The Physician Group is also named as a defendant in the lawsuits.

Each woman was placed in an office at the Clinic Corp building, alone with no instruction other than that a doctor would appear shortly to see her, the complaints say. None of the women was provided gowns to change into.

Moussa entered the examination room alone in all but one of the cases. He then either demanded the patient remove all or part of her clothing or groped her first and then ordered her clothing be removed, the complaints state.

The dates of the assaults range as far back as the summer of 2015 and to as recently as April 21, 2017, according to court records. The lawsuits indicate two of the women were victimized within 17 days of one another in April 2017 and one woman was assaulted on two occasions.

Moussa, whose office did not respond to a phone call seeking comment, is still practicing medicine, according to Ronald Daves, the president and CEO of North Okaloosa Medical Center.

“They are still allegations,” Daves said.

The Medical Group referred questions to North Okaloosa Medical Center. Daves provided a hospital statement.

“While we are aware civil complaints have been filed, it is our practice not to comment on pending litigation,” the statement said. “Our clinic corporation takes patient concerns and complaints very seriously. We have responded appropriately and we have been cooperating with all entities looking into the matter.”

Daves declined to say which entities are looking at the allegations against Moussa, but Powell said both the Crestview Police Department and the Florida Department of Health had assigned investigators.

No information about either agency’s investigation was available at press time.