TMB suspends Houston physician

HOUSTON, August 3, 2015 – On July 31, 2015, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, with notice, the Texas medical license of Richard Pascal Williams, Jr., M.D., after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately.

The Board panel found that on or about March 17, 2015, Dr. Williams was arrested pursuant to a Federal Arrest Warrant on one felony count of Conspiracy to Distribute, Dispense, and Possess with Intent to Distribute and Dispense a Controlled Substance under 21 USC § 846, one felony count of Distribution, Dispensation, and Possession with Intent to Distribute and Dispense under 21 USC § 841, and one felony count of Aiding and Abetting under 18 USC § 2. Following the arrest, Dr. Williams was interviewed by DEA investigators and he admitted that he had been using crack cocaine and that he continued to use crack cocaine.

Dr. Williams' conduct, including his improper prescribing practices and ongoing use of illegal drugs, makes him a continuing threat to the public health and welfare.

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

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