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Doctor allegedly treated patients while drunk

Posted at 1:12 AM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 01:12:31-04

THE WOODLANDS, TX (KTRK/CNN) – A Texas physician has had his medical license temporarily suspended after he allegedly treated patients while drunk.

Dr. Greg Gibbons is an emergency room physician who practices at two different hospitals near The Woodlands, TX.

According to the Texas Medical Board, Gibbons acted strangely while at work April 19. Documents show the doctor exhibited signs of intoxication and was found passed out in the designated doctors sleep room.

Gibbons was evaluated and relieved of his duties that night, records show.

A blood sample was taken, and the results show Gibbons had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.293, nearly four times the legal limit.

With Gibbons’ medical license temporarily suspended, it’s unclear if the doctor still has admitting privileges.

The hospital system says they can’t discuss this specific case but wanted to reassure the public.

“We do have policies and procedures in place to ensure that medical staff review committees take appropriate action when dealing with concerns effecting the care provided to our patients,” the system said in a statement.

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