|P.V.Patel, MD- Midland Texas cardiologist
Dr. Patel is a board-certified cardiologist who specializes in invasive and interventional cardiology. He joined the staff of Midland Memorial Hospital (“Midland”), a public hospital, in 1982. While at Midland, he continuously expanded his practice by obtaining new clinical privileges and increasing the volume of procedures he performed. By the mid-1990s, he performed one of the highest numbers of cardiac interventions of the hospital staff. Dr. Patel also expanded his practice outside of Midland by maintaining a practice at Odessa Medical Center and opening his own cardiac cath labs and primary care clinics, at times competing with Midland and members of its staff.
According to Dr. Patel, his January 1999 suspension was only the latest example of the “aggressive and unfair competition” waged against him from the time he joined Midland.
http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-5th-circuit/1362335.html follow for anti-trust issues and immunity under HCQIA; the only real issue with his patient care was paperwork that did not meet the expert witness expectations
2012 Heart Specialist in Midland, TX STILL IN PRACTICE!!