LUBBOCK, TX – On Wednesday, the Texas Medical Board openly declared action that had been taken the day before from Lubbock physician David Vermillion.
“His continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public wellbeing. The suspension was effective immediately,” TMB stated.
Vermillion pleaded guilty in August to violating a protective order. At one stage Vermillion had been charged with stalking but the charge was reduced.
Back in October, Vermillion was arrested again. Prosecutors claimed he violated terms of his probation from the guilty plea. Court records stated Vermillion possessed alcohol in a drug & alcohol addiction treatment center.
Vermillion has filed bail to get out of jail while the newest court proceeding are pending.
Lubbock Family Medicine, where Vermillion had been occupying, issued a statement Thursday.
LFM stated, “The group members in Lubbock Family Medicine are deeply saddened to hear of the current position involving Dr. David Vermillion, ” a former worker. We just heard of his temporary suspension from the Texas Medical Board web site yesterday evening. We currently don’t have any extra information regarding his plight and encourage anyone wanting to find out more to use the information offered from the Texas Medical Board.”
The following is an announcement from the TMB.
TMB suspends Lubbock physician
On December 5, 2017, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, with no notice that ” the Texas medical license of David L. Vermillion, M.D., after ascertaining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses an ongoing threat to public wellbeing. The suspension was effective immediately.
The Board panel found that on November 9, 2017, ” Dr. Vermillion reported his impairment as part of the investigation to his criminal cases for violating a protective order. Dr. Vermillion failed to disclose his failure and refusal to pay attention to the use or possession of drugs or alcohol or the revocation of his community supervision for his behavior.
A temporary suspension hearing notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days’ notice to Dr. Vermillion, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Dr. Vermillion. The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes additional actions.