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DATE: 4/20/2007
Medical Board Summarily Suspends Valley Physician

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Meeting in an Emergency Summary Action Teleconference late yesterday afternoon, the Arizona Medical Board summarily suspended the license of Marvin L.Gibbs, M.D., because he represents an imminent threat to public health and safety.

Dr. Gibbs � a Board-certified OB-GYN � had not renewed his license as required by the end of 2006. Normally, when a physician fails to renew his license, the license expires. But because Dr. Gibbs currently has two open cases, his license was administratively suspended.

Last week, the Board received an anonymous complaint that Dr. Gibbs was practicing medicine while his license was suspended. Board Staff was able to confirm that he was practicing medicine and that one of his patients was harmed by his treatment, ending up in the emergency room. The patient received his refill from one of Dr. Gibbs‘ employees in the parking lot at 7th Street and McDowell in Phoenix.

The Medical Board is sending this case on to the Office of Administrative Hearings for an expedited evidentiary hearing and is requesting a revocation of Dr. Gibbs‘ medical license for practicing medicine while suspended.

The Board advises that anyone who may have received prescription refills from Dr. Gibbs at his office or in the parking lot at 7th Street and McDowell not to take the medication and to see a physician.