(KLTV/KTRE) - Multiple East Texas doctors are among 80 who were disciplined during the Texas Medical Board's June 15 meeting.
Disciplinary actions taken by the board included: 10 orders related to quality of care violations, eight orders related to unprofessional conduct, five revocations, 15 voluntary surrenders/revocations, one suspension, three orders related to nontherapeutic prescribing, five orders related to improper prescribing, three orders related to violation of Board rule, three orders related to peer review action, eight orders related to violation of prior Board order, 10 orders related to other states' actions, five orders related to inadequate medical records, two orders related to impairment, and two orders related to Texas Physician Health Program violation.
East Texas doctors disciplined include Paris, Texas physician Eric Mark Concors D.O. Concors was under investigation for allegations he prescribed dangerous drugs to family members, according to a June 29 news release from the TMB.
The board also disciplined Mount Pleasant physician Frederick Allen Thurmond M.D. after an investigation determined Dr. Thurmond suffers from an addiction to alcohol and violated the standard of care for one patient, the TMB said.
And Nacogdoches physician Amy Quynh Trang Pham was ordered not practice medicine in the state of Texas until she requests permission and personally appears before the Board to provide clear evidence that she is physically, mentally, and otherwise competent to safely practice medicine.
- Concors, Eric Mark, D.O., Lic. No. D9766, Paris On June 15, 2018, the Board and Eric Mark Concors, D.O., entered into an Agreed Order of Voluntary Surrender in which Dr. Concors agreed to voluntarily surrender his Texas medical license in lieu of further disciplinary proceedings. Dr. Concors was under investigation for allegations that he prescribed psychiatric dangerous drugs and/or controlled substances to a close family member, for several years, beyond immediate need.
- Thurmond, Frederick Allen, M.D., Lic. No. L1217, Mount Pleasant On June 15, 2018, the Board and Frederick Allen Thurmond, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order publicly referring him to the Texas Physician Health Program; requiring him to within one year and three attempts pass the Medical Jurisprudence Exam; within one year complete at least 16 hours of CME, divided as follows: four hours in risk management, four hours in ethics, four hours in medical recordkeeping, and four hours in drug-seeking patients and prescribing controlled substances. The Board found Dr. Thurmond suffers from an addiction to alcohol and violated the standard of care for one patient by prescribing Xanax without indication and without a proper history, physical and other workup. Dr. Thurmond voluntarily entered Board drug testing and alcohol testing after the investigation was initiated and has maintained sobriety.
- TXPHP VIOLATION Pham, Amy Quynh Trang, M.D., Lic. No. P8525, Nacogdoches On June 15, 2018, the Board and Amy Quynh Trang Pham, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order on Formal Filing under the following terms: shall not practice medicine in Texas until she requests permission and personally appears before the Board to provide clear evidence that she is physically, mentally, and otherwise competent to safely practice medicine; within 30 days obtain an independent medical evaluation from a Board-approved physician and follow all recommendations for care and treatment; and shall not be permitted to supervise or delegate prescribed authority to physician assistants or advanced practice nurses or supervise surgical assistants. The Board found Dr. Pham was terminated from the Texas Physician Health Program due to noncompliance with her agreement and has not yet provided evidence to the Board that she is safe to resume practicing medicine. This order resolves a formal complaint filed at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.