Psychiatrist Javier P. Escalera incarcerated for probation violation following assault conviction; state revokes license

April 13, 2011

On March 29, 2011 the Medical Board of California issued a Notice of Out of State Suspension Order on psychiatrist Javier Ponce Escalera, based on violations and actions taken upon him in the state of Texas.  The Texas Medical Board revoked Escalera’s license on February 4, 2011 for the following reasons:

On October 22, 2009, Escalera pleaded guilty in Harris County, Texas to a felony charge of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  He was placed on deferred adjudication, probation with conditions and a $300 fine.  (Deferred adjudication means that the charge would be removed from his record if he complied with the terms of probation.)

On February 10, 2010, Escalera entered a plea of “true” to a charge that he had violated a condition of his probation, namely, by coming into “contact with injurious or vicious habits by using and coming into contact with an alcoholic beverage.”  His probation was thus revoked and the court issued a Judgment Adjudicating Guilt on the original charge, resulting in a conviction and two-year prison sentence.  He is projected to be incarcerated at the Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice Smith Unit in LaMesa, Texas until January 7, 2012.

Escalera failed to notify the Texas Medical Board of any information related to the felony charge for which he is now incarcerated.

Escalera’s Texas medical license expired on August 31, 2009.  Though he renewed it on November 13, 2009, records show that he continued to engage in the practice of medicine while his license was delinquent, writing seven prescriptions for controlled substances.

Source: Agreed Order of Revocation in the Matter of the License of Javier P. Escalera, M.D., License No. M-7169, Before the Texas Medical Board and Notice of Out of State Suspension Order, issued to Javier Ponce Escalera, California License A-95344, Case Number 16-2011-213165, Medical Board of California.

Comments
Sean
2012-08-26 20:29:10
Figures. This guy is a total idiot. And he lies all the time, even about simple things he lies. I can't believe he became a psychiatrist! He's completely self-absorbed and uncaring.

Erika
2013-10-26 12:41:08
Who is who to judge...he is not a bad person he has made mistakes that cost him his career... He has made his parents proud in many ways... This just shows how we are all only humans not perfect...hope he learned from his experiences.

Maria
2013-11-21 10:22:18
I'm not into judging people. But psychiatrists have a lot of power. Dr. Escalera used that power to mistreat people. There are a lot of doctors like that, who have terrible people skills. So it's pretty cool to see one of them actually being put out of business. And I mean, he lost his career over doing really stupid things. He's a psychiatrist and he assaults someone with a deadly weapon? He only gets probation for it, and then he violates his probation! How stupid! He also practiced medicine on an expired license. I have friends who are medical doctors and they would never just let their license expire. Totally irresponsible. Everyone makes mistakes, but those are huge mistakes for a doctor to make. Hopefully he's now chosen a profession that's he's better suited for. I knew Javier a number of years ago and he insults everyone he talks to. Maybe he should be a writer of insulting greeting cards lol.

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