The Texas Medical Board has lodged a formal complaint against the man at the center of the nationally publicized Winkler County nurse trial.
The old adage, “when it rains, it pours”, certainly seems to hold true for Dr. Rolando Arafiles, Jr. After completing their investigation, the Texas Medical Board filed a 12-page complaint on June 22nd. In it, they outline several violations they found he committed, some dating back to 2008.
The Texas Medical Board is requesting a contested case hearing against Dr. Arafiles, who is accused of alleged violations of the Medical Practice Act, among them are, “failure to maintain adequate medical records,” “poor medical judgement,” “poor decision making,” “over billing,” “improper coding,” “non therapeutic prescribing and/or treatment” and “intimidation of witnesses.
It appears the hospital he works for continues to defend him. The wheels of justice grind slowly, et cetera. Too bad the nurses were vilified in the first place.