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Houston physician suspended for cocaine use, medical board says

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HOUSTON – A Houston physician is temporarily suspended after the Texas Medical Board discovered Dr. Oscar Francisco Quintana was using cocaine, it announced Wednesday.

In a media release, the Texas Medical Board said based on information it had received about Dr.  Quintana's drug use, if he were to continue practicing medicine, he "poses a continuing threat to public welfare."

His suspension was effective immediately, the release said.