On Friday, February 18, 2011, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily 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.
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 a clinic in violation of statutory requirements for operating a pain clinic.
Houston media report that Danny Muhammad is a Houston Police officer, currently suspended with pay.