Hammad Memon’s father, a pediatrician practicing in Athens, did not see patients on Monday.
WHNT News 19 paid a visit to Dr. Iqbal Memon’s office and found signs stating the office would reopen Wednesday.
But inside the office next door was a woman who had plenty to say about Memon, to whom she took her two young children for medical care for six years.
“He thinks it’s okay to help his son flee,” said Rosie Glass, in disgust over developments with Dr. Memon, accused of helping his son, Hammad, flee to Texas to escape prosecution for allegedly killing a middle school classmate in February 2010.
Glass says she knows Memon quite well. She says she liked him at first, but her children did not.
“They were just.. they were scared of him,” said Glass. “They feared him.”
Glass says over the years, Memon seemed to grow impatient and criticized her as a parent for not disciplining her children more severely.
“He would say, ‘You need to come in and have them tested for ADHD’,” said Glass. “You need to start whipping them with a belt.”
She said she disagreed with him. And when his son was accused of murdering a fellow student in February 2010, Glass immediately found a new pediatrician for her kids.
Now, her thoughts are with the family of another child: Todd Brown, who went to Discovery Middle School in Madison on February 5, 2010, and never came home.
“I just wish, I really wish that the family that lost their child, you know, that they would get some closure because they deserve it,” Glass said.
WHNT News 19 contacted the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, which regulates physicians in Alabama.
A spokeswoman told us if Memon is convicted of a felony, that would be grounds for disciplinary action by the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama.
Such discipline could range from throwing out the case to revoking his medical license.
The spokeswoman declined to say whether or not an investigation is underway against Memon, saying it would become public record only if Memon is disciplined. However, the Board can start an investigation by their own volition or in response to a complaint or public report.
The Board of Medical Examiners is made up of 15 people and responsible for investigating and prosecuting disciplinary charges. They are able to file formal charges with the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama. The five members of that commission serve as judge and jury for disciplinary charges and punishment.