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I am a profesional licensing and health care lawyer. I represent the people and organizations who are responsible for patient care. I write about issues pertinent to patients, clinicians and medical staff such as the treatment of pain and what constitues unlawful or questionable prescribing or... Full Bio
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Recent Changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses

In the past year-and-a-half there have been several changes to the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses (TPAPN). First, the length of...

Inappropriate Referrals to the Texas Physician Health Program

  Since its inception several years ago, the Texas Physician Health Program has provided a valuable option for physicians suffering from...

An Overview of the Physician Peer Review Process and the Importance of Legal Counsel

  A hospital peer review has the potential to seriously disrupt a physician’s medical practice, often bringing with it a cascade of legal...

Texas Department of Insurance-Division of Worker's Compensation Increases Oversight and Enforcement Actions Against Designated D

  For the past several years the Texas Department of Insurance-Division of Worker's Compensation (TDI-DWC) has steadily increased the number...

Foreign Medical Graduates and the H-1B Visa: A Better Choice

  A foreign physician coming to this country to pursue his residency is often faced with two visa options. He is typically required to...
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