Area doctor disciplined

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AUSTIN —The Texas Medical Board has issued a disciplinary finding against an area physician.

At its Dec. 7 meeting, the board disciplined 23 licensed physicians from the state, according to a press release.

Madisonville physician Dr. Phillip Wayne Jones, M.D., was ordered to have his practice monitored by another physician for eight consecutive monitoring cycles for several violations, the release states.

Additionally, Jones must complete at least 16 hours of continuing education between risk management and medical recordkeeping within the next year.

The release states that Jones was found to have prescribed non-narcotic creams and other medications to at least 10 patients with no evidence that either he or any qualified person adequately examined the patients.

It states that Jones also failed to establish a proper physician-patient relationship with the patients, and failed to maintain adequate medical records for those patients at issue.

The release states that altogether, the disciplinary actions included four orders related to quality of care violations, six orders related to unprofessional conduct, one revocation, seven voluntary surrenders/revocations, one order related to violation of prior order, one order related to other state’s actions, one order related to inadequate medical records, and two orders related to impairment.

The Board also ratified an agreed cease and desist order.

The Board issued 208 physician licenses at the December meeting, bringing the total number of physician licenses issued in fiscal year 2019 to 1,115.

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