Medical Guild Busts Doc for Attempted Quality Competition

According to The Austin-American Statesman:

[A]n Austin doctor [is] among the 64 doctors the Texas Medical Board recently disciplined….

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.

When confronted about the wording, 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.

Roy said Friday that the problem was “a typographical error that was corrected immediately.”

“It was certainly inadvertent on my part,” she said.

And we wonder why patients can’t judge physician quality.

Hat tip: MKS.