State Medical Board Disciplines Three Area Doctors


AUSTIN — At its June 13-14 meeting, the Texas Medical Board disciplined 57 licensed physicians, including three in East Texas. KETK reports the cases involved Gary D. Boyd, M.D., of Tyler; Jose Ricardo Martinez, M.D., of Mineola; and Ron Daniels, D.O., of Quitman. All three actions were taken June 14.

The Board entered a Final Order publicly reprimanding Boyd and requiring him to have his practice monitored by another physician for eight monitoring cycles, and within 90 days contact the Texas A&M Health Science Center Rural and Community Health Institute (K-STAR) for the purpose of scheduling a two-day assessment. Within one year, Boyd must complete the medical record-keeping course offered by the University of California San Diego Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) program and pass the Medical Jurisprudence Exam within three attempts. Boyd is also required to reimburse the patient’s family all out-of-pocket expenses within 30 days.

Additionally, within one year, Boyd must complete 40 hours of CME including eight hours in ethics, eight hours in risk management, eight hours in use of EGDs, eight hours in treating esophageal ulcers, and eight hours in physician-patient communications. He’ll also have to pay an administrative penalty of $15,000 within six months. The Board found Dr. Boyd subjected a patient to nontherapeutic procedures, failed to meet the standard of care, was negligent in performing medical services, and kept inadequate medical records.

The Board and Martinez entered into an Agreed Order requiring Martinez to within one year complete the professional boundaries course offered by the University of California San Diego Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) program. Also within one year, Martinez must pass the Medical Jurisprudence Exam within three attempts and complete four hours of CME in ethics. The Board found Dr. Martinez provided false information to the Board and engaged in sexual contact with a patient.

The Board and Daniels entered into an Agreed Order of Voluntary Surrender in which Dr. Daniels voluntarily and permanently surrendered his Texas medical license. The Board found Daniels self-reported a medical condition which precludes him from practicing medicine with reasonable skill and safety to patients.

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