Dr. Hiram S. Licon is now consulting with the firm for Bureau of Prisons medical issues. Dr. Licon has more than twenty-six years of experience working with the federal prison system as a medical care provider and a health services administrator. Most recently, he served for five years as a Bureau of Prisons medical designator, where he reviewed, evaluated, and designated inmates to a medical, surgical, or psychiatric referral center, or other suitable facilities. He monitored all facets of the designation and transportation process to make certain that the assigned care matched inmates’ medical and mental health requirements. In addition, he coordinated designation-related communications—memos, telephone calls, e-mail, etc.—with other entities such as INS, U.S. Attorneys, FBI, federal courts, public defenders, attorneys, other physicians, and family members.
From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Licon was the BOP health services administrator at FCI Texarkana, where he supervised a staff of 25 persons in activities ranging from providing inmate services to ensuring that space, equipment and supplies were adequate to serve the overall population. Prior to that assignment, he served as a health services administrator with Physicians Network Association in Chaparral, New Mexico, where he directed other health care professionals in delivering medical, dental, mental health, and allied health services to detainee populations.
At FCI La Tuna from 1990 to 2007, Dr. Licon was a physician assistant providing a wide range of inmate health care, including patient assessment and daily sick call, and primary care emergency services.
Dr. Licon received a medical degree from the University of Medicine, Juarez, Mexico, in 1987. Before joining the BOP, he supervised a municipal hospital in Juarez. His continuing medical education has included instruction in such areas as infectious diseases, geriatrics, orthopedics, and oncology. He is fluent in Spanish.