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Three Area Physicians Punished by Texas Medical Board

The Texas Medical Board recently reprimanded three area physicians for different offenses.

AUSTIN – The Texas Medical Board recently reprimanded three area physicians for different offenses.

Texas Medical Board Releases:

Jamie Daniel Murcia, M.D., Lic. No. J4661, Plainview

On June 27, 2014, the Board and Jamie Daniel Murcia, M.D., entered into a Mediated Agreed Order requiring Dr. Murcia to have a chaperone present anytime he performs a physical examination on a female patient or performs a physical examination on any patient where a female family member of the patient is present; for two years, make his medical records available for inspection by the Compliance Division of the Board; within one year complete the Maintaining Proper Boundaries course offered by the Santé Institute of Professional Education and Research through the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; and within one year and three attempts pass the Medical Jurisprudence Exam. The Board found Dr. Murcia engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior towards a patient, a patients family member, and two employees. This order resolves a formal complaint filed at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.     

Hernan Emilio Miranda, M.D., Lic. No. N0984, Amarillo

On June 27, 2014, the Board and Hernan Emilio Miranda, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Miranda to have his practice monitored by another physician for eight consecutive monitoring cycles; within one year complete at least 20 hours of CME, divided as follows: eight hours in risk management, eight hours in medical recordkeeping, and four hours in evaluation, treatment and diagnosis of adult liver disease; pay an administrative penalty of $3,000 within 60 days; and Dr. Miranda shall not engage in locum tenens work. The Board found Dr. Mirandas diagnosis of hepatic tumor with porcelain gallbladder in a patient was not medically supported and he failed to adequately document the basis of this diagnosis and his recommendation for future diagnostic testing based on the suspicion of porcelain gallbladder and hepatic tumor. Dr. Miranda lacked diligence in his approach to the treatment of the patient; failed to maintain adequate medical records for the patient; and was terminated by the medical center where he worked as a locum tenens physician.     

Nisar Mikail Huq, M.D., Lic. No. M0761, Amarillo

On June 27, 2014, the Board and Nisar Mikail Huq, M.D., entered into an Agreed Voluntary Surrender Order in which Dr. Huq agreed to voluntarily surrender his Texas medical license in lieu of further disciplinary proceedings and requiring Dr. Huq to immediately cease practicing in Texas. The Board found Dr. Huq on January 23, 2014, signed an Undertaking with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) voluntarily restricting his practice to non-invasive/non-interventional cardiology in an ambulatory clinical setting. Dr. Huq reported to the Board that he has a medical condition which precludes him from practicing medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients.     

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