Doc accused of drinking on job, sleeping with patients

November 25th, 2014 by Staff

Dr. Christopher Driskill has been suspended from practicing medicine.

(KRQE-News 13) HOBBS, NEW MEXICO – A Hobbs doctor has been suspended from practice because of allegations he had sex with patients, was drunk on the job, left some women giving birth unattended and that’s just the beginning.

The allegations are outlined in this notice of suspension from the state medical board.

Dr. Christopher Driskill who practices in Hobbs is accused of actions so concerning the board says he “poses a clear and immediate danger to the public.”

Those actions include alleged sexual relationships with current patients.

Driskill is accused of being under the influence during work hours and maintaining a personal cache of alcohol in his office. 

He also accused of prescribing controlled substances to a sexual partner without medical records, writing inappropriate personal notes in medical charts and on multiple occasions leaving patients who were giving birth unattended.

On one occasion, an emergency c-section had to be delayed. Driskill is also accused of being absent from a birth because he was allegedly having sex with another patient.
The board is now considering whether to revoke Driskill’s license. A hearing date has not been set. Dr. Driskill can challenge his suspension but at this point has not.

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