Adult Primary Care

News and case studies for primary care physicians

  • Reporter 2018 Adult Primary Care

    Reporter 2018 Adult Primary Care

    Failure to monitor warfarin levels; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs

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  • Reporter 2017 Internal Medicine

    Reporter 2017 Internal Medicine

    Failure to properly manage warfarin dosage; Case closed: HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • Delay in detecting melanoma

    A 58-year-old man came to his family physician for evaluation of a lesion on his back. The man was a long-time patient of this physician.

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  • Failure to insist on EMS transport

    At 8:30 a.m., a patient’s wife called her husband’s family physician and requested an appointment because her husband was experiencing chest pain that began the previous evening.

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  • Failure to follow up on mammogram

    Failure to follow up on mammogram

    A 54-year-old woman returned to her primary care physician, Family Physician A. The patient reported pain in her left arm, chest, and back that had continued for a week.

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  • Failure to restart anticoagulants

    A 66-year-old man came to an internal medicine physician with a complaint of shuffling gait. He had a complex medical history, including a history of stroke.

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  • Failure to diagnose breast cancer

    A 49-year-old African-American woman came to an internal medicine physician in August 2001. She continued to see this physician and his physician’s assistant for several years.

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  • Failure to diagnose Churg-Strauss Syndrome

    A 44-year-old man came to the ED with swelling of the lower extremities and ecchymosis present for the past six days. He denied nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

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  • Failure to manage medications

    In December 2008, a 76-year-old woman came to an internist to establish a primary care relationship and to seek treatment for itching.

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  • Failure to order appropriate treatment

    On December 3, a 27-year-old woman came to the office of Internist A. The patient reported abdominal pain.

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  • Failure to Insist on EMS Transport

    Failure to Insist on EMS Transport

    This is an actual TMLT medical malpractice case, involving the treatment of a patient with chest pain.

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  • Reporter 2016 Internal Medicine

    Reporter 2016 Internal Medicine

    Failure to diagnose and treat liver cancer; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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  • Overprescribing Pain Medication

    Overprescribing Pain Medication

    This is an actual TMLT medical malpractice case, involving a family physician and a patient prescribed to pain medication.

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  • Reporter 2015 Internal Medicine

    Reporter 2015 Internal Medicine

    Failure to manage medications; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License

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  • Reporter 2014 Internal Medicine

    Reporter 2014 Internal Medicine

    Failure to diagnose Churg-Strauss Syndrome; Online reputation management for physicians

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  • Reporter 2013 Internal Medicine

    Reporter 2013 Internal Medicine

    Failure to diagnose breast cancer; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies

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  • Diagnostic Errors

    Case study and current research on the prevalence of diagnostic errors, common causes, and ways to prevent these types of errors.

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  • Reporter 2011 Neurology

    Reporter 2011 Neurology

    Failure to restart anticoagulants; Highlighting HIPAA and HITECH — changes enacted to privacy rules

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