Three East Texas physicians are among 57 in the state to be disciplined during the Texas Medical Board’s June meeting.
Dr. Gary Boyd, a Tyler gastroenterologist, was found by the board to have “subjected a patient to nontherapeutic procedures, failed to meet the standard of care, was negligent in performing medical services and kept inadequate medical records,” according to the report released by the board.
The board entered a final order publicly reprimanding Boyd and requiring him to: have his practice monitored by another physician for eight monitoring cycles, contact the Texas A&M Health Science Center Rural and Community Health Institute within 90 days for the purpose of scheduling a two-day assessment; reimburse the patient’s family all out-of-pocket expenses within 30 days; pay an administrative penalty of $15,000 within six months; and within one year, complete the medical record-keeping course offered by the University of California San Diego Physician Assessment and Clinical Education program, pass the Medical Jurisprudence Exam within three attempts, and complete 40 hours of continuing medical education — including eight hours in ethics, eight hours in risk management, eight hours in use of EGDs (a test to examine the esophagus), eight hours in treating esophageal ulcers and eight hours in physician-patient communications.
Dr. Ron Daniels, a physician in Quitman, entered into an agreed order of voluntary surrender with the board in which Daniels voluntarily and permanently surrendered his Texas medical license. The board found Dr. Daniels self-reported a medical condition in which precludes him from practicing medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients.
Dr. Jose Ricardo Martinez, in Mineola, was reprimanded for unprofessional conduct after it was found that he provided false information to the board and engaged in sexual contact with a patient, according to the TMB report.
He entered into an agreed order requiring him to complete the professional boundaries course offered by the UC San Diego program within one year. He must also, within one year, pass the Medical Jurisprudence Exam within three attempts and complete four hours of continuing medical education in ethics.