A Texas eye doctor has been fired after he was reassigned from his post as a Dallas-area emergency room doctor to a position in a Dallas area hospital.
According to an email obtained by Business Insider, Dr. Andrew Sperry was fired after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced he had been reassigned to a Dallas hospital.
“Dr. Sperrry has been reassigned to an additional position in the emergency department,” the email stated.
“This is part of a broader effort to improve coordination between hospitals in Texas and emergency physicians across the state.
We are working closely with all of the local emergency physicians to ensure that their care is safe and effective.”
The email was sent on Tuesday, a day before the announcement of the new position.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the move was prompted by the discovery of an elevated blood pressure test that Dr. Smerling had taken in his previous job at Memorial Hermann Medical Center.
The email further states that Dr Sperrie has been a certified emergency room physician since March of 2016.