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- General Surgery - Board Certified
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- 2013-12-05T23:21:14 (1/27/2009)
- Action Taken: Education
Allegation of Complaint:
Elmer Rickey Gibbs, MD License # 16442
Nature of Complaint
From the period of approximately January 2007 until approximately July 2207 the physician wrote prescriptions for controlled substances for his wife and four other family members; which constitutes unprofessional, dishonorable and unethical conduct in the practice of medicine in the State of Tennessee.
The physician entered into a Consent Order with the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners in which the physician agrees with the following and not limited to the following.
- The physician’s Tennessee medical license shall be and is Reprimanded.
- The physician shall attend and complete the seminar entitled: "Prescribing Controlled Drugs: Critical Issues and Common Pitfalls".
- The physician shall pay five Civil Penalties in the amount of $1,000.00 each for a total of $ 5,000.00 for each violation of the Medical Practice Act.
- The physician shall pay all allowable costs association with the prosecution of this matter; said costs not to exceed $500.00.
The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners takes this action in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the State of Tennessee.
- State: Tennessee
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