Doctor Surrenders License After Break-In Charge

8:19 AM, Oct 19, 2013   |    comments
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Julie Ball, Asheville Citizen-Times

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. -- A Hendersonville doctor who was arrested on a break-in charged earlier this month has voluntarily surrendered her medical license, according to the North Carolina Medical Board.

Dr. Felicia Brabham, 59, submitted a letter to the state board Thursday. The board acknowledged her letter on Friday.

Earlier this month, Hendersonville Police arrested Brabham on charges of felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering, according to court records.

They allege she broke into a neighboring medical office and was seeing patients there.

Officers found her inside the Carolina Plastic Surgery office. Authorities say she had moved her medical records and lab supplies into the neighboring office. Apparently the power had been cut off in her own office.

Brabham has been a licensed physician since 1987, specializing in internal medicine.

In January, state Department of Insurance criminal investigators charged Brabham with one count of insurance fraud after she allegedly stopped paying health insurance premiums for her medical office employees and failed to notify them.

Brabham can reapply for her medical license in the future.

"The person would have to apply for reinstatement and go through a process similar to the one an applicant for initial licensure goes through. Obviously, the board would consider the licensee's full history when deciding whether reinstatement is appropriate," Jean Fisher Brinkley, spokeswoman for the N.C. Medical Board, said in an email.

Asheville Citizen-Times

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