POSTED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:28pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:02pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — On Friday, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas medical license of Tyler physician William Edward Brown, M.D., after determining that Dr. Brown's continuation in the practice of medicine constitutes a threat to the public welfare due to his impaired status.
The Board found Dr. Brown violated terms of a five-year agreement with the Texas Physician Health Program in May 2013, including failure to complete required drug testing as well as a psychiatric evaluation. In June 2013, Dr. Brown violated an agreement with the Compliance Division of the Board by testing positive for prohibited substances.
The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes further action.