ETX doctor disciplined by Texas Medical Board for sexual relationship with patient
POSTED: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 6:58pm
UPDATED: Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 11:20am
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — An East Texas doctor has been disciplined by the Texas Medical board for unprofessional conduct in the workplace.
At its February 7, meeting, the Texas Medical Board disciplined Dr. William "Bill" Gibson Simpson, 53, of Marshall, after it was found out he had a sexual relationship with one of his patients.
The Board and Dr. Simpson entered into an Agreed Order requiring him to within one year complete the professional boundaries course offered by the University of California San Diego Physician Assessment and Clinical Education program. He also has three attempts within one year to pass the Medical Jurisprudence Exam.
Dr. Simpson was also ordered to pay an administrative penalty of $3,000 within 60 days.
The Board found Dr. Simpson violated professional boundaries with a female patient and admitted to having a sexual relationship with the patient.
Dr. Simpson, a Gastroenterologist at Good Shepard Medical Center in Marshall, graduated from the University Kentucky Medical School in 1988.
41 other doctors from around the state were disciplined at the meeting, as well.