Second nurse practitioner license pulled from Nederland clinic

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Staff Report

The Texas Board of Nursing has temporarily suspended Lou Randall Locke II, family nurse practitioner with Optimum Medical Weight Control and Family Wellness in Nederland.

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The TBN hearing was held Feb. 20 in Austin with the conclusion that Locke’s continued practice as a nurse would constitute a “continuing and imminent threat to the public welfare,” according to the order of temporary suspension.

Information presented centered around 11 patients who were prescribed inappropriate levels of testosterone and thyroid hormones when those drugs were reportedly not needed.

The order of temporary suspension says the treatments led the patients to harm or serious risk of harm.

This is the second time the TBN has suspended the license of a nurse practitioner associated with the Optimum Family Clinic. In December Kevin Morgan, family nurse practitioner and owner of Optimum Medical Weight Control and Family Wellness, had his license suspended by the board.

In late October the Drug Enforcement Agency and Jefferson County Narcotics Division with the assistance of the Nederland Police raided the clinic, located at 1003 Nederland Ave.

The Optimum Family Clinic offers primary care, nutritional services and hormone pellet therapy treatments to patients, according to the clinic website.

Some of the hormone treatments utilized bio-identical hormone pellet therapy. The clinic also touted weight loss through a manipulation diet using hormones.

The clinic also offered treatments such as Botox and medical spa treatments.