Woman recalls being treated by doctor accused of falsely diagnosing patients
SAN ANTONIO - For nearly 15 years Taschia Miller has battled chronic joint pains and muscle aches. In 2013 her condition got so bad, her daughter referred her to see Rheumatologist Jorge Zamora-Quezada at his clinic located in the 8100 block of Datapoint.
"I thought he was great that very first appointment because someone had finally given me some answers. I actually cried. I was that relieved to maybe kind of know what was going on with me,” Miller said.
Miller said she was shocked to learn on Tuesday that Dr. Zamora-Quezada was charged with seven counts and accused of falsely diagnosing patients in order to make additional money.
According to the Texas Medical Board website, Zamora-Quezada’s practice was monitored for two years starting in 2009. The board claimed he was ordering excessive lab tests and imaging studies for patients without adequate justification or documentation. Miller said she also experienced that.
"Every three months you'd go, you'd get your injections, you'd have your x-rays, your ultrasounds, lab work, everything,” Miller said.
While she admitted she did not see any obvious red flags, she was concerned when she was prescribed multiple medications.
"I did question the amount of prescriptions because I was like do I really need all of these pills,” Miller said. “I just didn't feel like it was doing anything for me, maybe making things even worse."
She said her trust in doctors has now been shattered.
"I had so much trust in him that at this point going to another doctor, I don't know that I would even believe what they were telling me,” Miller said.
Online court records also showed Zamora-Quezada previously had medical licenses in Arizona and Massachusetts. According to online records those licenses are no longer active.