Lubbock Doctor Temporarily Suspended from Practicing Medicine

LUBBOCK, TX - On Wednesday, the Texas Medical Board publicly announced action that had been taken the day before against Lubbock physician David Vermillion.  

“His continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately,” TMB said.

Vermillion pleaded guilty in August to violating a protective order.  At one point Vermillion had been charged with stalking but the charge was reduced.  

In October, Vermillion was arrested again.  Prosecutors claimed he violated terms of his probation from the guilty plea.  Court records said Vermillion possessed alcohol at a drug & alcohol addiction treatment center. 

Vermillion has posted bond to get out of jail while the newest court proceedings are pending.

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Lubbock Family Medicine, where Vermillion had been practicing, issued a statement Thursday.

LFM said, “The team members at Lubbock Family Medicine are deeply saddened to hear of the current situation regarding Dr. David Vermillion, a former employee.  We only learned of his temporary suspension from the Texas Medical Board website yesterday evening.  We currently do not have any additional information regarding his circumstances and encourage anyone desiring to learn more to utilize the information provided by the Texas Medical Board.”

The following is a statement from the TMB.  

TMB suspends Lubbock physician

On December 5, 2017, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas medical license of David L. Vermillion, M.D., after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately.

The Board panel found that on November 9, 2017, Dr. Vermillion reported his impairment as part of the investigation into his criminal cases for violating a protective order. Dr. Vermillion failed to disclose his failure and refusal to abstain from the use or possession of drugs or alcohol or the revocation of his community supervision for his conduct.

A temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days' notice to Dr. Vermillion, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Dr. Vermillion. The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes further action.  

 


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