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ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« on: October 14, 2009, 07:02:35 PM »
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 Posted: 03 Sep 2009 19:57    Post subject: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS    

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IT APPEARS THAT THERE IS YET ANOTHER PATIENT THAT WAS DISMISSED.
STILL TRYING TO GET THE NEW LAW LANGUAGE FROM CMS, BARRING NON VIOLENT PATEINTS FROM GETTING KICKED OUT. SO FAR CMS WILL NOT POST THE NEW LAW OR ITS LANGUAGE.
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 07:03:03 PM »
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I'm trying to be surprised.
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2009, 06:01:09 PM »
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:21 am    Post subject:    
I've posted at some of the other boards about what is going on, the more eyes on this - the better.
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 06:02:45 PM »
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 Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject:   

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Great news! The patient in Texas has been assigned to a clinic and will be receiving dialysis on a regular basis. When I talked to the patient on the phone, I was told the patient was accused of clamping a line and causing air to back up into the machine - patient talked to manufacturer and manufacturer said that couldn't happen. Also the doctor expressed dismay that the patient wasn't reaching dry weight - patient says this was due to weight gain. We can be happy a tragedy has been avoided.
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 06:03:27 PM »
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After making darn sure the Texas patient is safe and secure, it is now time to turn our attention to the person most responsible for this near tragedy. In all the time I've been with DialysisEthics, I can't recall a time when a doctor has drawn such special consideration as to be named on our board, but now is the time:

Dr. JACK WESLY MONCRIEF

It takes a lot to draw the ire of the Texas Medical Board, but Dr. Moncrief managed to accomplish that task. We have to ask why DaVita would make such a person a Medical Director? Were the ESRD networks aware of this? Did CMS know about this? This would be a good thing to see on Dialysis Facility Compare.

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What we are finding:

PUBLIC VERIFICATION / PHYSICIAN PROFILE
PHYSICIAN INFORMATION
NAME: JACK WESLY MONCRIEF MD DATE: 09/15/2009


THE INFORMATION IN THIS BOX HAS BEEN VERIFIED
BY THE TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD

Date of Birth: 1936
License Number: D0234 -- Physician License
Issuance Date: 08/18/1962
Expiration Date of Physicianís Annual Registration Permit: 05/31/2010

Registration Status: ACTIVE Registration Date: 01/01/1978
Disciplinary Status: SEE PREVIOUS ORDER Disciplinary Date: 06/08/2000
Licensure Status: NONE Licensure Date: NONE

Mailing Address:
800 WEST 34TH STREET
AUSTIN , TX 78705

Medical School of Graduation:
At the time of licensure, TMB verified the physicianís graduation from medical school as follows:
UNIV OF TEXAS MED BRANCH, GALVESTON

Medical School Graduation Year: 1962


TMB Actions and License Restrictions
The Texas Medical Board has taken the following board actions against this physician. (Also included are any formal complaints filed by TMB that are currently pending before the State Office of Administrative Hearings).



Action Date: 05/19/2000
Description: AN AGREED ORDER WAS ENTERED ON 5-19-2000 PUBLICLY REPRIMANDING THE PHYSICIAN AND ASSESSING AN ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTY IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,000. ACTION DUE TO UNPROFESSIONAL OR DISHONORABLE CONDUCT, DISCIPLINARY ACTION BY PEERS, AND FAILURE TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN AN ACCEPTABLE MANNER CONSISTENT WITH PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE.
 
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2009, 06:04:19 PM »
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 Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject:   

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Investigations by TMB of Medical Malpractice
Section 164.201 of the Act requires that: the board review information relating to a physician against whom three or more malpractice claims have been reported within a five year period. Based on these reviews, the following investigations were conducted with the listed resolutions.

NONE


Status History
Status history contains entries for any updates to the individualís registration, licensure or disciplinary status types (beginning with 1/1/78, when the boardís records were first automated). Entries are in reverse chronological order; new entries of each type supersede the previous entry of that same type. These records do not display status type. Should you have any questions, please contact our Customer Information Center at 512-305-7030 or verifcic@tmb.state.tx.us

Status Code: CL Effective Date: 06/08/2000
Description: SEE PREVIOUS ORDER

Status Code: RB Effective Date: 05/19/2000
Description: UNDER BOARD ORDER

Status Code: AC Effective Date: 01/01/1978
Description: ACTIVE





THE INFORMATION IN THIS BOX WAS REPORTED BY THE LICENSEE AND
HAS NOT BEEN VERIFIED BY THE TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD

Gender: MALE

Primary Practice Address:
800 WEST 34TH STREET
STE 101
AUSTIN , TX 78705

Years of Active Practice in the U.S. or Canada:
The physician reports that he/she has actively practiced medicine in
the United States or Canada for 44 year(s).

Years of Active Practice in Texas:
The physician reports that, of the above years he/she has actively practiced in
the State of Texas for 42 year(s).


Specialty Board Certification
The physician reports that he/she holds the following specialty certifications issued by a board that is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists:

Specialty Certification: NEPH
Date: 06/01/1973
Issuing Board: ABMS-INTERNAL MEDICINE


Primary Specialty
The physician reports his/her primary practice is in the area of INTERNAL MEDICINE.

Secondary Specialty
The physician reports his/her secondary practice is in the area of NEPHROLOGY.


Name, Location and Graduation Date of All Medical Schools Attended
Name: U OF TEXAS MED BRANCH
Location: GALVESTON TX
Graduation Date: 1962


Graduate Medical Education In The United States Or Canada
Program Name: U OF TX INTERNAL MEDICINE
Location: GALVESTON, TX Begin Date: 1966
Type: RESIDENCY End Date: 1968
Specialty: INT MED

Program Name: NONE
Location: DETROIT, MI Begin Date: 1963
Type: INTERNSHIP End Date: 1964
Specialty: ROTATING

Program Name: NONE
Location: NONE Begin Date: 1968
Type: FELLOWSHIP End Date: 1969
Specialty: NEPHROLOGY


Hospital Privileges
The physician reports that he/she has hospital privileges in the following in the State of Texas:

Hospital: ST DAVID HOSPITAL
Location: AUSTIN TX


Patient Services

Accessibility: The physician reports that the patient service area is accessible to persons with disabilities as defined by federal law.

Language Translation Services: The physician reports that the following language translation services are provided for patients: SPANISH

Medicaid Participant: The physician reports that he/she does participate in the Medicaid program.


Malpractice Information
Section 154.006(b)(16) of the Act requires that: a physician profile display a description of any medical malpractice claim against the physician, not including a description of any offers by the physician to settle the claim, for which the physician was found liable, a jury awarded monetary damages to the claimant, and the award has been determined to be final and not subject to further appeal. The physician has the following reportable claims.

Description: NONE


Criminal History
Self-Reported Criminal Offenses:The physician is required to report a description of (1) "any conviction for an offense constituting a felony, a Class A or Class B misdemeanor, or a Class C misdemeanor involving moral turpitude" and (2) "any charges reported to the board to which the physician has pleaded no contest, for which the physician is the subject of deferred adjudication or pretrial diversion, or in which sufficient facts of guilt were found and the matter was continued by a court of competent jurisdiction."

The physician has reported the following:

Description: NONE

Criminal history information is also obtained by TMB from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Resulting action, if any, will be reported under the TMB Action and Non-Disciplinary Restrictions section above.


Disciplinary Actions By Other State Medical Boards

Description: NONE


Awards, Honors, Publications and Academic Appointments

Optional Information
The physician may optionally report descriptions of up to five such honors and has reported the following:

Description: NAT. KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF ILLINOIS-GIFT OF LIFE AWARD

Description: TORCH BARRIER AWARD AMERICAN KIDNEY FUND
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2009, 06:05:17 PM »
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 Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject:    

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Oh wow! It is a good thing that you guys looked into this! Scary!  :o
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2009, 06:05:42 PM »
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It is amazing, I will say the patient couldn't have picked a better time to come to us.
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2009, 06:06:43 PM »
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 Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:36 am    Post subject:   

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Some seem to feel we are going after a doctor's reputation without a fair hearing, however a non-violent patient's life was put in jeopardy - where was the patient's hearing?

We don't take these matters lightly, we believe what we have done is warranted and are prepared to deal with any fallout.
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2009, 06:08:47 PM »
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 Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject:   

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Quote from: plugger
Some seem to feel we are going after a doctor's reputation without a fair hearing, however a non-violent patient's life was put in jeopardy - where was the patient's hearing?

We don't take these matters lightly, we believe what we have done is warranted and are prepared to deal with any fallout.


Doesn't surprise me that people might see it that way with what I have heard about how things turns out at ratemds.com ..
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2009, 06:09:14 PM »
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 Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject:   

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We put up what is public record - would give me a reason for concern if I was shopping for a clinic.

I'm lucky I have such great mentors! I can see how easy it is to cross over into libel. Sounds like what might be happening at ratemds?
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2009, 06:09:51 PM »
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Quote from: plugger
We put up what is public record - would give me a reason for concern if I was shopping for a clinic.

I'm lucky I have such great mentors! I can see how easy it is to cross over into libel. Sounds like what might be happening at ratemds?


Not sure. I know I value the input at ratemds and haven't found anything bad. I have checked out 4 of my doctors and each seem really accurate. The best doctor I have ever had .. sure enough .. ranks real high there and has had a LOT of people say so. The doctor I currently have which I don't like has mixed reviews and the doctor I had just before this one which I also didn't like from the same office had a lot of bad reviews. So to me it seems like ratemds is GOOD but that doctors do not like getting less clients because now the information is easier to find.
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2009, 06:10:28 PM »
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 Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:23 pm    Post subject:   

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I'll have to bookmark that!
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2009, 06:10:55 PM »
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It is so important that Doctors are rated for other patients and help prevent patients from getting hurt. I for one had no idea my doctor was less than adequate and had been in trouble with the State.
Poor doctors equal poor employees and poor service. I know first hand.
 
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Re: ANOTHER PATIENT DISMISSAL IN TEXAS
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2009, 06:11:55 PM »
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 Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:27 am    Post subject:   

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It does filter down.
 
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