(TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD RELEASE)
A disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily has suspended without notice the pain management clinic certificates of four clinics, three in Houston and one in Highlands, barring them from operating as pain clinics until further notice.
On August 20, 2010, the Texas Medical Board issued four pain management clinic certificates to Akili Graham, M.D., as owner and operator of the clinics.
On January 6, 2011, during an investigation of prescribing habits at the clinics, board staff obtained information that the clinics were not owned by Graham or any other physician, a violation of state law.
The clinics are:
· Imed Clinic Inc., 6806 Longpoint Rd. Suite G in Houston, owned by Danny A. Muhammad, a non-physician.
· Preferred Medical Clinic, 1314 Federal Rd. in Houston, owned by Durce Muhammad, a non-physician.
· The Oaks Medical Clinic Inc., 444 S. Main St. in Highlands, owned by Danny A. Muhammad.
· UMAT Clinic, LLC, 7632A Park Place in Houston, owned by Tamu Muhammad, a non-physician.
The temporary suspensions were based upon the panel's determination that the continued operation of the clinics poses a continuing threat to the public welfare, due to the fact that large amounts of dangerous drugs and controlled substances are being prescribed at the clinics in violation of statutory requirements for operating a pain clinic.