I have one more thing to say about all this: It is my understanding that Dr. Kalafut's husband did allegedly or by his own admission-(according to this article) file an anonymous complaint against a "Radiologist...200 miles away-[-from the husbands' practice in Abilene] reportedly because the Radiologist failed to report extensive vertebral metastases in a 33 y.o. who was in severe pain and died a few months later--leaving three children,etc " Why was an anonymous complaint to the board necessary or helpful? Osseous mets are surprisingly similar to other vertebral pathology--esp in young people and not necessarily well defined by peripheral imaging exams. Why not just call the Radiologist and ask him to review the case? I did get the impression from Dr. K and B's former partner-Dr. Munson's letter to Gov Perry,( which is part of the public record-like it or not- )that anonymous complaint filing against fellow physicians in Abilene was (is?) more common than bullets at the gunfight at the OK Corral.
So other than a waste of taxpayer money on a strange code of conduct and misapplied ethics,why single out a Radiologist for torment? Could it be that unlike the PCP or a surgeon, the hapless Radiologist was expendable because he wouldn't be referring to a pain mgt practice? The complaint also reveals to me the poor grasp of medical practice and disease patterns by the complainant--i.e. by the time someone has vertebral mets they are in advanced stages of disseminated neoplasia and probably would only live for a few months anyway.(So it is unlikely-unless there is a pattern of misdiagnosis that the public was endangered) A physician should know this!
Finally it is very bad to be on record as flying off the handle and cursing at folks like Gov. Rick Perry's aide in public at legislative hearings. Grocery store altercations are also ill advised in terms of decorum. As for "being advised to obtain a gun conceal and carry permit for protection", I would think that a gun in the hands of someone who is documented to be temperamental is a bad choice.