Houston-area doctor accused of treating patients while legally drunk

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – A doctor who practiced in The Woodlands and Montgomery was suspended after the Texas Medical Board said he was treating patients while under the influence of alcohol.

According to a news release from TMB, Gregory Michael Gibbons was suspended Friday after a disciplinary panel determined that he posed a continuing threat to public welfare if he were to continue practicing medicine.

The TMB panel said Gibbons was working a day shift at the CHI Baylor St. Luke's Emergency Center in Montgomery on April 19 when he began showing signs of intoxication. The panel said he was acting strange in his behavior and his treatment of patients.

A blood sample came back positive for ethyl alcohol at a blood-alcohol concentration of .293 percent, according to the release.

The temporary suspension will remain in place until the board takes further action.

Here is a statement from the hospital:

"While we do not discuss any specific medical staff or credentialing status matters, 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 patients."

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