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The incoming president of the New Mexico Medical Society has been suspended from practicing medicine after an investigation into claims that he had sex with patients, drank on the job and left patients giving birth “unattended” despite being summoned by hospital staff.
In the case of one birth where he didn’t show up, Dr. Christopher S. Driskill, a 42-year-old Hobbs obstetrician and gynecologist, was unavailable because he was having “sexual relations with another patient,” according to a public notice on file at the New Mexico Medical Board. The document does not say where that alleged sexual encounter occurred.
The board voted Friday to immediately suspend Driskill’s license after finding “sufficient evidence” that he poses “a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety” if he continues to practice medicine.