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Columbia psychiatrist Earl Parrott retires in disgrace

COLUMBIA, TN: Columbia psychiatrist Earl Q. Parrott surrendered his medical license in disgrace after violating the Tennessee Medical Malpractice Act.

The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners found that Parrott illegally prescribed a controlled substance to his wife three times over the course of 2016 and 2017. The prescriptions were not written pursuant to an emergency, and he did not maintain a medical record for his wife that included a physical examination and history as required by law.

Parrott received his medical degree in 1974 at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. He did a residency at Vanderbilt University and took up practice at Psychiatric & Therapy Associates in Columbia, Tennessee. A recorded message says that office has been permanently closed.

In the face of these charges, Parrott voluntarily retired his license to avoid further administrative action. This is a formal disciplinary action and will be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank.

Read the Board Order: Earl Q Parrott disciplinary action