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Houston Area ER Doctor Was Allegedly Caught Drunk on the Job

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ABC 13 reports that the Texas Licensing Board made a decision to temporarily suspend Doctor Gregory Gibbons’ license to practice medicine on Friday after he was allegedly found to have a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.293 about a month ago while working. Coworkers noticed that he was exhibiting signs of intoxication on the job at the CHI St. Luke’s Emergency Center in Montgomery on April 19th. He was later found passed out in the doctor’s sleeping area.

The Texas Medical Board met to discuss if he was considered a danger to the public, and they decided to enact a temporary suspension before the case is discussed further. Click2Houston.com quotes the hospital as stating, “While we do not discuss any specific medical staff or credentialing status matters, we do have policies and procedures in place to ensure that medical staff review committees take appropriate action when dealing with concerns effecting the care provided to patients.”

According to the University of Notre Dame McDonald Center, a blood concentration level of .293 goes beyond needing “assistance in walking” and experiencing “total mental confusion” with “dysphoria with nausea and vomiting; possible blackout. That high of a BAC enters into the territory of experiencing “alcohol poisoning” and “loss of consciousness.”