ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Hobbs obstetrician/gynecologist accused of having affairs with patients and staff and failing to show up to deliver patients’ babies has resigned as president-elect of the New Mexico Medical Society.
Dr. Christopher Driskill submitted his resignation earlier this week, just days after his license to practice was conditionally restored by the state Medical Board, which licenses and disciplines medical doctors.
Driskill was slated to become president of the Medical Society in May. He previously served as vice president for the group, which is the state’s primary professional organization for physicians.
The Medical Board, which is appointed by the governor, voted last November to suspend Driskill’s license based on evidence that on a “multitude of occasions within the past few years” he admitted patients in labor into the Lea Regional Medical Center, but failed to return when summoned to help deliver the babies.