The Texas Medical Board has disciplined five Houston-area doctors.

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The Texas Medical Board has sanctioned five Houston-area physicians.

At its October 2021 meeting, the Texas Medical Board disciplined five doctors from the Houston area.

During the meeting, the medical board took action against 16 licensed physicians from across the state.

“The disciplinary actions included two orders related to quality of care violations, four orders related to unprofessional conduct, three voluntary surrendersrevocations, one suspension, one order related to nontherapeutic prescribing, one order related to other states’ actions, and four orders related to inadequate medical records,” according to a press release from the medical board.

Two cease and desist orders were also ratified by the Board.

“The Board issued 197 physician licenses at the October meeting, bringing the total number of physician licenses issued in Fiscal Year 2022 to 733,” according to the board’s press release.

The following are the doctors who were subjected to medical board disciplinary action:

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After performing a “wrong level kyphoplasty procedure that required an emergency laminectomy,” Andrew Doe, of Houston, was found to have failed to meet the standard of care in pre-operative and post-operative documentation. Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive surgery to treat a spinal compression fracture, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

According to Johns Hopkins, a laminectomy is a procedure in which the surgeon removes part or all of the vertebral bone.

Doe was publicly reprimanded after agreeing to a settlement with the Texas Medical Board.

According to the medical board, Doe was also ordered to schedule an assessment with the Texas A&M Health Science Center’s Knowledge, Skills, Training, Assessment, and Research (KSTAR) program within six months, as well as “have his practice monitored by another physician for eight consecutive monitoring cycles.”

Doe must also “pass the Medical Jurisprudence Exam in one year and three attempts; and complete at least 24 hours of CME in one year, divided as follows: eight hours in medical recordkeeping, eight hours in ethics, and eight hours in risk management.”

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According to the Texas Medical Board, Azim Amin Karim, of Houston, self-prescribed medications such as controlled substances and benzodiazepines and did not keep any medical records for his self-prescribing.

He was also found to have made a false statement to the medical board and failed to secure prescription access, allowing people to issue fraudulent prescriptions under his DEA.

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