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Amarillo doctor cleared of charges alleging he was practicing without a license

A former doctor from Amarillo was recently cleared by the DA’s office of charges that accused the man of practicing medicine without a license. The man gave up his license in 2004 after the Texas Medical Board cited him for not allowing a colleague to review his patients’ charts.

The former doctor, who still holds a doctor’s degree in medicine, has willingly admitted that he still has patients that he has helped lose weight or heal illnesses, however, he stated that he does not use pharmaceuticals to aid his patients.

The Randall County Criminal District Attorney officially closed the Texas Medical Board’s case against the doctor, saying that he has done nothing wrong by continuing to help patients without the use of pharmaceuticals.

If you or someone you love has been accused of criminal activity by the Texas Medical Board, please contact the Texas medical license lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995.

States seek to increase public access of doctors’ disciplinary histories

Recently, several states in the U.S. have been pushing for more public access of medical doctors’ disciplinary records. Many are saying that a patient’s ability to review his or her doctors’ history could serve to decrease incidences of malpractice in the medical community.

At least five states are currently involved in the movement, including Texas. Legislation is now being introduced in the state House and Senate that would force medical board websites to provide more information on the histories of their doctors.

Those arguing against this legislation have stated that the law’s may prevent doctors from having due process, as several of the laws duplicate already-existing laws. It has been said that the new legislation will only drive up court costs and create more problems in the medical community.

Being charged with a medical crime can have devastating effects on doctors and physicians, including the loss of a medical license. If you or someone you love has lost a license to practice medicine, please contact the Texas medical license lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995.