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4 ETX doctors disciplined by state medical board

(KLTV) - The Texas Medical Board has released the complete list of disciplinary actions taken against doctors. There are a total of 108 across the state, four of which practice right here in East Texas.

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

QUALITY OF CARE

Kittley, Rima Z., M.D., Lic. No. J7018, Lufkin
On August 26, 2011, the Board and Rima Z. Kittley, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Kittley to complete within one year eight hours of CME including four hours in treatment and evaluation of celiac disease and four hours in evaluation and treatment of thyroid disorders. The action was based on Dr. Kittley's failure to meet the standard of care for one patient.

VIOLATION OF PRIOR ORDER

Smith, George Robert, Jr., M.D., Lic. No. H8411, Gilmer
On August 26, 2011, the Board and George Robert Smith Jr., M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Smith to remain under the terms and conditions of his 2002 Order, as modified by his 2003 Order, 2006 Order and this Order, until May 2017, without the right to seek early termination, and pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 within 120 days. The action was based on Dr. Smith's violation of a Board order and failure to cooperate with Board staff.

CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

Houchin, Jerry D., D.O., Lic. No. D1223, Winnsboro
On August 26, 2011, the Board and Jerry D. Houchin, D.O., entered into an Agreed Voluntary Surrender Order requiring Dr. Houchin to immediately cease practice in Texas. The Board found Dr. Houchin was charged with forging or altering the signature of another physician on a counterfeit prescription form and using those prescriptions to obtain medications.

Orlov, Alexander, D.O., Lic. No. J4402, Lufkin
On August 26, 2011, the Board and Alexander Orlov, D.O., entered into an Agreed Order of Voluntary Revocation requiring Dr. Orlov to immediately cease practicing medicine. The action was based on Dr. Orlov's final conviction of a felony. Dr. Orlov pled guilty to felony charges of conspiracy to defraud Medicare and Medicaid and was sentenced to a 15-month prison term.

 

Click here to see a complete list of doctors disciplined statewide.

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