(from Texas Medical Board )December 17, 2018
On December 14, 2018, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas medical license of Douglas Kruckner, M.D. (Lic. No. M1189), after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately.
The Board panel found, based on the evidence, that Dr. Kruckner has engaged in a long-term sexual relationship with a patient while also prescribing the patient controlled substances, admitted to using methamphetamine and marijuana, and that he was arrested for possessing drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and marijuana. Dr. Kruckner also appears to be nontherapeutically prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines and other controlled substances to his patients.
A temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days’ notice to Dr. Kruckner, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Dr. Kruckner.
The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes further action.