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State revokes license of doctor facing sex charges

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - The state has voted to permanently revoke the medical license of a West Tennessee doctor who's charged with sex crimes.

The Board of Medical Examiners had previously suspended Dr. Sheran Yeates' license, but Health Department spokeswoman Andrea Turner says board members voted last week to revoke it. That becomes effective when the board chairman signs a letter.

Yeates had a family practice with clinics in Alamo, Dyersburg, Humboldt and Jackson.

The professional charges listed included giving patients injections without justification; having sex with female staff at work, sometimes in view of patients; allowing unlicensed staff to diagnose, prescribe and administer medicine; and billing third parties for medical services he didn't provide to patients.

Defense attorney Mark Donahoe of Jackson was in court this morning and wasn't immediately available for comment.

Yeates also faces criminal charges. A grand jury indicted him on charges that include rape and sexual battery. Trial is scheduled for November 21st.

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