The Internalist that was disciplined, Dr. Rajeev Gupta, was disciplined because five patients were improperly billed and the radiology equipment was operated by a staff member that was unlicensed. Dr. Gupta was fined $1000 and required to take a course in medical billing.
Another doctor was disciplined because of overzealous advertising of services. Dr. Marci Roy, an Austin neurologist, must pay a $1,000 fine because of Web site advertising that suggests she has a superior ability to treat carpal tunnel syndrome at her clinic than other doctors who provide similar services, according to the board. Blaming the language on a typographical error, Roy said that it was not a violation of the board's advertising rules but that she changed the language after a complaint was filed, the order says.