Board Suspends Licenses for Las Vegas Medical Spa Doctor, Assistant

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Two people have had their licenses suspended on allegations they've performed invasive surgeries and committed other violations at a Las Vegas medical spa.

An investigative committee has suspended the licenses to practice medicine for Dr. Maryanne DeForest Phillips and physician's assistant Tammy Lynn Hankins, both accused of multiple medical practice violations at Vida Spa, the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners said in a press release Tuesday.

Phillips allegedly administered Propofol to at least 72 patients and performed invasive surgical procedures, even though Vida Spa is not a permitted or accredited surgical facility, according to the medical board. She's also accused of working with staff to falsify patient records to hide unlawful conduct.

Hankins is accused of 53 violations, including unlicensed practice of medicine, inappropriate prescribing of controlled substances, illegal injection of Botox and dermal fillers, and administering conscious sedation at an unaccredited and unpermitted facility.

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