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Doctor arrested for alleged Woodland-area pill mill

A doctor and his physician’s assistant have been charged with improperly dispensing prescription drugs from a Woodland-area pain clinic. The 56 year-old doctor and the 63 year-old physician’s assistant were released on Thursday after posting bail.

Local and federal investigators are claiming that the men illegally sold large quantities of addictive, prescription drugs through the Texas Pain & Medical Management clinic. Records show the physician is licensed to operate a pain clinic in the Woodlands and in Friendswood.

Investigators raided the clinic on Wednesday. They are saying that they are looking for evidence of ongoing criminal activity.

If you are facing charges that could cost you your medical license, contact the physician license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995.


Pearland doctor’s license suspended by TMB

A pain management doctor out of Pearland has had his license temporarily suspended after an investigation uncovered unlicensed clinic employees were prescribing controlled substances to patients.

Along with the unlicensed doctors prescribing medication, the patients were also not given appropriate treatment plans or evaluations. The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Texas Medical Board worked together to conduct the investigation.

Last May, the certificates for four Houston-area pain clinics overseen by the doctor were temporarily suspended when the board discovered that they were not owned by a physician. A temporary suspension hearing for the doctor is scheduled for the next couple of weeks.

If you are a doctor at risk of losing your license, contact the physician license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995.


State Medical Board investigating Seminole doctor

The Texas Medical Board is investigating a doctor from Seminole after members of his own staff filed complaints about his behavior.

According to the doctor’s records, he was publicly reprimanded and put on probation in 2000 for unprofessional conduct such as using lewd, profane, and sexual language when addressing patients and staff members. His probation ended in 2005.

He was also punished for not responding properly to disciplinary actions and for failing to practice medicine consistent with public health and welfare. In 2002, he was ordered to take a psychological exam and professional coaching course. The doctor has worked at Seminole Memorial Hospital for the past 18 years.

If you are facing disciplinary action and are at risk of losing your physician license, contact the physician license defense lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995 today.


TMB files complaint against Corpus Christi doctor

The Texas Medical Board has filed a complaint against a Corpus Christi pain doctor after he allegedly improperly prescribed 16 patients with histories of substance abuse pain medication, including one patient who overdosed on OxyContin.

A former nurse of the doctor also filed a complaint to the board, stating she believed his prescribing was unsafe and dangerous. Along with his allegations of improper pain prescribing, the doctor is also accused of witness intimidation after he counter-sued the nurse to stop her complaints.

He is still able to practice medicine at this time and no restrictions have been placed on his medical license at this time.

If your medical license is at risk, contact the physician license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm by calling 512-495-9995.


Houston oncologist accused of fraud

A Houston oncologist who came under fire in the 1990s for his controversial cancer treatments is facing new accusations of fraud.

A 61 year-old patient of his claims that his clinic charged her credit card $60,000 without her permission, failed to tell her she was purchasing her prescriptions from a pharmacy the doctor owned, and that she was treated with medicine only available in clinical trials.

The oncologist strongly refutes her accusations, stating that she signed several consent forms that explicitly said that the pharmacy was owned by the doctor and that she never was given medicine that was a part of any clinical trials.

If you are in danger of losing your physician license, contact the Texas physician license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm by calling 512-495-9995.


Austin doctor sues British Medical Journal for defamation

Earlier this month, Dr. Andrew Wakefield filed a defamation lawsuit in Travis County against the British Medical Journal BMJ, the editor, and the investigative journalist.

Wakefield’s research sparked fear in the parents of young children after his findings suggested that childhood vaccinations for measles, the mumps, and rubella could cause autism. In a 1998 paper he published in the Lancet, Wakefield said he found autism-like symptoms in 12 patients after getting their vaccinations.

The investigative journalist and editor for BMJ uncovered several discrepancies in Wakefield’s research, which they published in the journal. Wakefield claims that their comments negatively affected his reputation and caused him to lose money. His British medical license was also revoked as a result.

If you are in danger of losing your physician license, contact the Texas physician license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm today at 512-495-9995.


Texas psychiatrist fired by state

Last week, a hospital psychiatrist was fired from Terrell State Hospital for violating a settlement agreement he signed in 1998.

The doctor was fired from a mental health clinic near Fort Worth in the late 1990s for undisclosed reasons. A lawsuit settlement he signed with the clinic stated he would never seek employment at a state mental health/mental retardation clinic or center in Texas. Records show the doctor was hired at three different mental health facilities since then.

In 2004 he was fired from West Texas Centers for Mental Health Mental Retardation after he had an inappropriate relationship with a 23 year-old patient who suffered from bipolar disorder and depression- a second-degree felony. State health officials fired the psychiatrist due to his failure to disclose his ban.

If you are in danger of losing your physician license, contact the Texas physician license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm today by calling 512-495-9995 to discuss your case.


Hearings set for abortion doctors

The Texas Medical Board has set additional hearings for two abortionists after a formal complaint was filed by a pro-life advocacy group.

An undercover investigation by the pro-life organization found a total of ten doctors who allegedly attempted to avoid parental consent laws and failed to report child sexual abuse. The organization conducted the investigation over three months and indiscriminately chose abortion clinics to investigate. Two clinics and disposal companies have received $83,000 in fines for the illegal disposal of fetus remains due to complaints filed by the group.

The two abortion doctors’ hearings are scheduled for May. They are accused of convincing women to cross state lines to bypass Texas parental consent laws and illegally disposing the aborted remains.

If you are in danger of losing your physician license, contact the Texas physician license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm PC by calling 512-495-9995.


Houston doctor loses license for fraud

A 42 year-old Houston doctor will serve nearly six years in prison after pleading guilty to Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

The man, who would repair varicose veins, surrendered his license to the Texas Medical Board during the investigation. Prosecutors claim that, from 2005 to 2007, he submitted claims that said he repaired more veins than he actually did. This led to fraudulent billing, which allowed him to receive the highest reimbursement rates.

He will serve five years for one count of conspiracy and concurrently serve seventy months for three counts of mail fraud. The former doctor must also pay back the $3.8 million to the government.

If you are in danger of losing your physician license, the Texas physician license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm by calling 512-495-9995 today.


Texas doctor demands trial

A Texas doctor is demanding a trial to determine the outcome of a case brought against him by the Texas Medical Board in which patients say he conducted unnecessary stent implants.

One patient, who refused bypass surgery, received 31 stents when he was the doctor’s patient. The TMB has accused him of violating standard-of-care for allegedly implanting un-needed stents, ICD implants, and angiograms to nine patients. The doctor argues that he still believes the stents were necessary, but today he might reconsider his decision since his medical practices have come under fire.

The doctor has regained his license and is still practicing medicine.

If you are in danger of losing your physician license, the Texas physician license defense attorneys of the Leichter Law Firm by calling 512-495-9995.