Dr. Ernesto A. Cantu, MD

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Specializes in Family Medicine • Male • Age 69

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Valley Regional Medical Center
100 A Alton Gloor
Brownsville, TX 78526
Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville
1040 West Jefferson Street
Brownsville, TX 78520

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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Texas.

    2 Sanctions

    • Criminal Conviction  (10/10/2003)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Dr Ernesto A Cantu; Lic#F7416

      The Board & Physician entered into an agreed order REVOKING physician's license. Action based on allegations of Indecency with a child, obtaining prescriptions by fraud, and plea agreement w/U.S. Attorney's office whereby Dr. Cantu agreed to permanently surrender his medical license.

    • State: Texas
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (6/20/2002)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Dr. Ernesto Alfonso Cantu, Lic #139880

      The Hearing Committee found the physician was disciplined by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners for:

      1. Failing to comply with recordkeeping guidelines
      2. Failing to conform to minimal standards of medical practice
      3. Allowing staff to perform duties without appropriate qualifications
      4. Writing false prescriptions
      5. Inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances
      6. Prescribing for non-therapeutic purposes
      7. Allowing a non-physician to represent herself as a licensed physician
      8. Failing to comply with a previously imposed order
      9. Failing to properly secure drugs and paraphernalia
      10. State: New York

    0 Board Actions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Cantu & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Cantu's Hospital Quality

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    • Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville

    • Valley Regional Medical Center