State medical board disciplines four local doctors - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

State medical board disciplines four local doctors

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

State regulators say they disciplined three Lubbock doctors and one Levelland doctor last week.

The Texas Medical Board says Dr. Michael Balch agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for failure to follow guidelines for prescribing a dangerous drug.

The Texas Medical Board says Dr. David Keith Hagstrom agreed to complete 24 hours of medical education. The board says he prescribed narcotics to a known drug abuser.

The Texas Medical Board says Dr. Diego Rivera agreed to pay a $3,000 fine for not following guidelines when prescribing pain medication.

The Texas Medical Board says Dr. Harry T. Weaver, Jr. of Levelland agrees to pay a $5,000 fine and to take anger management training. Dr. Weaver is accused of hitting a family member while he was intoxicated.

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