Two El Paso area doctors disciplined at May 2014 Texas Medical Board meeting

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Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 4:14pm

At its May 2014 meeting, the Texas Medical Board disciplined 61 licensed physicians, two of which were from El Paso, and issued two cease and desist orders. The disciplinary actions included eleven orders related to quality of care violations, eleven orders related to unprofessional conduct, seven revocations, three voluntary revocations, five voluntary surrenders, one suspension, one termination of suspension, one order related to criminal activity, one order related to peer review actions, three orders related to other states' actions, two orders related to failure to properly supervise or delegate, three orders related to non-therapeutic prescribing, four orders related to violations of prior board order, two orders related to violation of Board rules, one order related to Texas Physicians' Health Program violations, and five orders related to inadequate medical records. The Board also disciplined a non-certified radiological technician.

Unprofessional Conduct:

Gao, Xing, M.D., Lic. No. 43973, El Paso

On May 2, 2014, the Board and Xing Gao, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Gao to within one year complete at least 24 hours of CME, divided as follows: eight hours in risk management, eight hours in physician patient communication, and eight hours in communication with colleagues; and pay an administrative penalty of $2,000 within 60 days. The Board found there were issues concerning Dr. Gao’s actions based on allegations of misusing equipment, behavioral conduct and various incidents involving poor communication at University Medical Center in El Paso.

Krantz, Jeffrey S., M.D., Lic. No. J7343, El Paso

On May 2, 2014, the Board and Jeffrey S. Krantz, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Krantz to within 30 days submit to a psychiatric evaluation and follow any and all recommendations for care and treatment; and within one year complete at least four hours of CME in ethics. The Board found Dr. Krantz engaged in a pattern of domestic violence and inappropriate displays of anger over a period of time and failed to timely report his 2002 arrest and plea to the Board.

 

See the full list of disciplined doctors here.

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