Texas Medical Board disciplines two area doctors
El Paso, TX (KTSM) — The Texas Medical Board released their July 2014 disciplinary actions report which shows one El Paso doctor is facing actions related to physician patient communication and alleged misuse of hospital equipment. A second El Paso area doctor, Jeffrey Kranz, entered into an agreement to undergo a mandatory psychiatric evaluation stemming from a domestic violence arrest in January 2013, which was the third such arrest for the El Paso physician. Krantz was sentenced to 10 years community service in April in connection with the arrest.
Two additional El Paso area doctors, Jose Cazares-Zavala M.D. and Mohammed R. Alnajjar M.D. also had formal complaints filed against them. For a full list of Texas doctors facing actions from the Texas Medical Board, please see the attached PDF.
Gao, Xing, M.D.
On May 2, 2014, the Board and Xing Gao, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Gao to within one year complete at least 24 hours of CME, divided as follows: eight hours in risk management, eight hours in physician patient communication, and eight hours in communication with colleagues; and pay an administrative penalty of $2,000 within 60 days. The Board found there were issues concerning Dr. Gao’s actions based on allegations of misusing equipment, behavioral conduct and various incidents involving poor communication at University Medical Center in El Paso.
Krantz, Jeffrey S., M.D.,
On May 2, 2014, the Board and Jeffrey S. Krantz, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Krantz to within 30 days submit to a psychiatric evaluation and follow any and all recommendations for care and treatment; and within one year complete at least four hours of CME in ethics. The Board found Dr. Krantz engaged in a pattern of domestic violence and inappropriate displays of anger over a period of time and failed to timely re-port his 2002 arrest and plea to the Board.