On June 29th, 2015, the Texas Medical Board filed a complaint against the Burzynski Clinic’s physician assistant Anita Shrout, bringing the number of members of current and former Burzynski Clinic staff who are facing disciplinary charges at the Clinic to five. According to the complaint, while working as a “Research Associate” at the Burzynski Clinic:
On May 3, 2012, Respondent [i.e. Shrout] wrote the following order, “Please call in KCL 20 mEq PO TID #90 0 refills.” At all times, Respondent failed to adequately document whether she or another health care provider was the person who evaluated the patient and created the treatment plan and orders.
Respondent failed to adequately document the health care provider who was making the evaluation and treatment decisions regarding the patient. Respondent’s failure to adequately document the health care provider who was making the evaluation and treatment decisions regarding the patient was so significant that the medical records appear to show that the Respondent was the health care provider who was making the evaluation and treatment decisions regarding the patient.”
The complaint mentions numerous aggravating factors relevant to the Board’s case. These charges represent a very preliminary stage in the resolution of this case, and of course Shrout has the right to reply and rebut them. Currently, other health care providers who have open cases against them by the TMB include Drs. Zanhua Yi, Alejandro Marquis, Greg Burzynski, and head quack Stanislaw Burzynski. The elder Burzynski’s case is currently scheduled to be heard by a judge in November.