Ethics Explorer A Guide to the Financial Interests of Elected Officials

Sen. Robert "Bob" Deuell District 2 (R-Greenville)

Industry
Medical
Education
BS, Biology, George Mason University; M.D., Medical College of Virginia.
Spouse
Marilyn
Committees
  • Economic Development (Chair)
  • Finance
  • Health & Human Services (Vice-Chair)
  • Natural Resources
  • State Affairs (Vice-Chair)
Financial Statements

Sources of Income

  • Deuell is a family medicine physician and partner at Primary Care Associates, a Greenville-based practice.

  • In the last few years, he has also served as the medical director for nine other clinics and home health agencies across North Texas, where he is compensated to review cases on an on-call basis. He also works as an occasional medical consultant for a state agency, the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, reviewing cases when a surgeon recommends surgery.

Property

  • Residence in Greenville valued at $271,690

Analysis

  • Deuell, a family physician, has filed some health care-related bills designed to prevent infringement by less-trained medical professionals on physicians' responsibilities. He has also filed a measure to stop health benefit plans from ranking doctors, and bills to make it easier for physicians to sell pharmaceutical drugs to patients without a pharmacy. He has been a major beneficiary of the tort-reform group Texans for Lawsuit Reform, the Texas Medical Association and the Dental Association PAC.

  • According to a 2009 Dallas Morning News story, Deuell spent more than $27,000 of his officeholder funds on car lease payments, auto insurance and repairs. He also spent nearly $18,000 on hotel stays. All of this is permitted under the state's ethics rules.