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Reporter 2017 Gastroenterology
Negligence and failure to arrange adequate follow-up care; HIPAA and patient privacy
Failure to follow up
A 28-year-old woman came to her gastroenterologist with a history of diarrhea for the past three months. The physician performed a colonoscopy that resulted in a diagnosis of colitis.
Negligence in prescribing bowel prep medications
On June 23, a 71-year-old woman came to a gastroenterologist for evaluation of polyps. The patient had no constipation, but reported right lower quadrant pain.
Procedure performed when contraindicated
A 67-year-old man was referred by his primary care physician to a gastroenterologist for a routine screening colonoscopy.
Wrong site surgery
A 72-year-old woman was referred by her primary care physician to a gastroenterologist for evaluation of right lower quadrant abdominal pain.
Reporter 2016 Gastroenterology
Failure to obtain cardiac clearance; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA
Reporter 2015 General Surgery
Wrong site surgery; Dos and don'ts of renewing Your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2015 Gastroenterology
Failure to follow up; Dos and don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License
Reporter 2013 Gastroenterology
Procedure performed when contraindicated; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies