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Harlingen Doctor Agreed to Remedial Training in Lieu of Other Actions by the Texas Medical Board

A Harlingen Doctor agreed to training related to the quality of care, to pay a penalty to avoid any further actions by the Texas Medical Board (TMB). The complete summary is here:

“Bentancourt, Alejandro Jorge, M.D., Lic. No. L2139, Harl- ingen
On August 21, 2020, the Board and Alejandro Jorge Bent- ancourt, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring him to within one year complete at least six hours of CME in management of pituitary tumors; and within 60 days pay an administrative penalty of $3,000. The Board found Dr. Bentancourt failed to adequately inform a patient and their family of reasonable alternative options to surgery on a pituitary tumor given a usually low malignancy rate. Dr. Bentancourt’s operative report was inadequate and did not fully detail the surgical approach taken.”