Medical Panel Suspends Carrollton Physician Assistant With History of Cocaine-Induced Psychosis

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Mark Henry Kett's troubles with the Texas Medical Board began on Feb. 23, 2008, when Carrollton police received a disturbance call at his home. They found Kett armed with a semi-automatic pistol and ranting about assassins who had come to his house to kill his wife. He had fired off a single shot at the intruders, who he pointed out in a video he showed to officers. The video showed only a blank wall.

Kett, who is 48 and has been licensed as a physician assistant since 1994, was taken to Parkland, where he tested positive for cocaine and marijuana and was diagnosed with substance-induced psychosis after telling medical personnel about the men on his roof.

Five weeks later, Kett called Carrollton police to alert them to a burglary in progress. He heard intruders on the second floor of his house, he told police, before hanging up "to brush his teeth." Officers found no evidence of suspicious activity despite the video evidence Kett provided, but they did find several guns, a large bag of prescription medication, and a bag of cocaine. He was arrested a month later on an unrelated cocaine possession offense, to which he pleaded guilty.

The drug possession conviction cost Kett his position with his supervising physician, who cut ties with Kett and alerted the TMB. The board reached a settlement with Kett on Dec. 9, 2011 in which he agreed to a change in his registration with the DEA that prevents him from writing or administering certain prescriptions, pay a $1,500 fine, and, lastly, to stop using illicit drugs. He kept his physician's assistant license.

Kett did not, according to the TMB, carry out his end of the bargain. On July 2, he tested positive for THC, indicating he had used marijuana. On October 6, a hair sample from Kett tested positive for cocaine.

A TMB disciplinary panel determined on Tuesday that Kett had violated his agreed order and suspended his license until further notice.

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rain392
rain392

Where did they get this picture?  Sure looks like it is a she with hoop earrings hanging down and a bra on.  Perhaps it is Scott.  I like to wear boys sweatshirts so without a head, I might look like a boy but I suspect this was might have been ripped from a catalog.

 

The medical board let him down by not forcing him into treatment the first time.  Nurses who are under a cloud of substance abuse have a 2 year treatment and sobriety program they have to complete in order to keep their licenses.  You just don't get sober if you are on cocaine and other drugs without lots of support, starting with withdrawal and a long term program.   That stuff changes how your brain responds to stimuli and it may always part of your responses.   A long time in NA or another group like that so you can learn to manage your demons is almost mandatory.   Nobody understands what you are going through like another druggie struggling to stay sober.

mittmanpa
mittmanpa

This guy needed help. Sounds like he really never got what he needed?And who put that stupid  tee sort in the ad?Dave 

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