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Lubbock doctor suspended: Accepts plea deal for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

On October 26, 2018, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas medical license of Brianne Nicole Williams, M.D. after determining her continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately.

The Board panel found that Williams suffers from impairment due to use of drugs, narcotics, chemicals, or other substances, or as a result of any mental or physical condition. Williams was previously terminated from her position with her employer for substance use issues and was terminated from the Texas Physician Health Program due to repeated non-compliance.

A temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days' notice to Williams, unless the hearing is specifically waived.

The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes further action.

Williams accepted a plea deal on Friday for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deception. She admitted to stealing and using pre-signed prescription forms from another doctor to get Hydromorphone.

If Williams plea deal is accepted, she will be sentenced later to no more than four years in prison.

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