Why Dallas doctor accused of tampering with IV bags was allowed to practice while under investigation

By Lori Brown
Published September 21, 2022

DALLAS - Dallas anesthesiologist Dr. Raynaldo Ortiz Jr. was under investigation well before his arrest in connection with 11 patient emergencies and a doctor's death at the Baylor Scott & White North Dallas Surgicare Center.

Ortiz was accused of negligence in 2020 at a Garland surgery center where he also worked....

Robert Oshel, a retired associate director from the National Practitioner Database run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, says this case is an example of why there is too much secrecy surrounding doctor's records.

"Right now you can find out more information about if your toaster has been recalled and is unsafe than you can find out if your doctor has been recalled for unsafe practice or problems and behavior," said Oshel...