OB-GYN Gives Up State Medical Society Presidential Post

OB-GYN Gives Up State Medical Society Presidential Post

Staff Report
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Hobbs obstetrician and gynecologist who allegedly had sex with patients and left some giving birth unattended is giving up the presidency of the New Mexico Medical Society.

The Albuquerque Journal reported Saturday that Christopher S. Driskill handed in his resignation as president-elect of the professional organization.

Driskill was slated to become president in May.

His resignation comes days after his medical license was conditionally restored by the state Medical Board.

Driskill's license was suspended in November based on evidence that he kept patients waiting, had affairs with patients and staff and drank on the job.

The board ruled he could practice again after completing a two-week course on professional boundaries.

He will also be monitored by a nonprofit that specializes in helping health providers with addictions.