2 ETX doctors disciplined for not meeting the Texas Medical Board's standard of care

2 ETX doctors disciplined for not meeting the Texas Medical Board's standard of care

POSTED: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 5:11pm

UPDATED: Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 1:31pm

FIndings for these physicians include failing to follow guidelines for treatment of pain, failing to care for fetal well-being

Two East Texas doctors have been disciplined for not meeting the standard of care the Texas Medical Board requires.

Dr. Kevin Joseph Pauza, Lic. No. J7127, is a physician with Spine Specialists at 1814 Roseland Boulevard in Tyler:

On August 30, 2013, the Board and Pauza entered into an Agreed Order requiring him to have his practice monitored by another physician for four monitoring cycles; and within one year complete 20 hours of CME, including eight hours in opioid therapy and four hours in risk management. The Board found Pauza failed to meet the standard of care, failed to follow the Board's guidelines for the treatment of pain, failed to keep adequate medical records and failed to cooperate with Board staff.

Dr. Lucia Leigh Williams, Lic. No. G9013, is a physician with ETMC at 203 Nacogdoches Street, Suite 340 in Jacksonville:

On August 30, 2013, the Board and Williams entered into a Mediated Agreed Order requiring Williams to, within one year, complete 16 hours of CME, divided into the following topics: eight hours in risk management and eight hours in managing high risk obstetrics patients; and pay an administrative penalty of $1,000 within 60 days. The Board found Williams failed to diagnose and treat a pregnant patient's chronic hypertension and failed to order further testing to confirm fetal well-being. This order resolves a formal complaint at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.


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Kevin Pauza can be a very nasty, arrogant doctor. I will never deal with him again. I am not surprised at this sanction, it is maybe the tip of the iceberg. He thinks he's god's gift to medicine. No respect for women patients. His asst Von likes to hear herself talk.

Kevin Pauza disciplined by TX Medical Board: I hope Kevin Pauza's disciplinary action gets cited on his www.clinicaltrials.gov information page. Does the TX med board have to do that, or it left to him to self-report?

We have found the medical care system in Texas rapidly develops. Basically due to various health care frauds people are unable to get quality health care support in their regions. Especially in Texas physicians are able to develop their strategies to deal with patient's problem; but still there is some kind of misconception in between physicians and Texas medical centers. But I hope this will not going to affect patient's care system.

The last time I saw Dr. Pauza was in January. I had scheduled an appointment and procedure with him for the same day. When I arrived for the appointment, I was told he would just discuss things prior to the procedure. I did not see him until I was entering the room and being sedated. After sedation, he told me he had gotten me mixed up with another patient with the same name. He had not looked at my records, but he went ahead and performed the $9,000 procedure. It did nothing to help me.

Doctors are jokes anymore, they know that the medical board will not do anything to them except slap them on the wrist. All they know how to do is give you $400.00 worth of prescriptions and tell you if you don't feel better in a week come back and we will try something else. More money in treatment than cures.

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