The Georgia Composite Medical Board has suspended the license of Dr. Windell Davis Boutte, the dancing dermatologist recently disgraced by allegations of malpractice dating back as far as two years.
In an order obtained by WSB-TV, the state board deemed the doctor a “threat to the public health.” The order was handed down Thursday, a day after investigators interviewed one of Dr. Boutte patients at a local hospital.
WSB-TV identified the patient as Sherita Cox, who has been hospitalized for a collapsed lung for seven days since Dr. Boutte performed three procedures on her on May 30. The woman’s daughter claimed she called an ambulance for her mother after she kept bleeding.
The medical board’s decision also comes the same day Dr. Boutte appeared on HLN and claimed that her patients requested that they appear in her controversial music videos. As CrimeOnline previously reported, the board-certified dermatologist posted 20 marketing videos to YouTube, many of which showed unconscious patients on the operating table while she danced to customized parodies of Top 40 hits.
Speaking with CNN’s sister station, the Lilburn-based doctor said the patients requested the songs she would dance to and would use the finished product as an educational tool.
“These were all consented videos. They were staged, they were planned,” she said.
However, WSB-TV claimed to have obtained at least two consent forms where patients—who went on to appear in Dr. Boutte’s videos—either didn’t sign or signed “N/A,” indicating that they didn’t wish to be recorded.
Dr. Boutte has 14 days to appeal the board’s decision. Meanwhile, the hospitalized patient’s daughter expressed frustration that the board didn’t act sooner, especially given the multiple malpractice allegations and lawsuits the doctor is facing.
“This could have been prevented, you know,” she said. “The pain that these families, that trusted her are going through, that could have been prevented.”
[Featured Image: Dr. Windell Davis Boutté/WSB-TV video screenshot]