Physician in Whistleblower Case Arrested

Dr. Rolando Arafiles, Jr. has been arrested in Texas and charged with two third degree felonies: misuse of official information and retaliation against the two nurses who had turned him into health officials for poor healthcare performance. The civil whistleblower case involving the two nurses was resolved earlier this year. In addition to the criminal charges, Dr. Arafiles faces scrutiny and punishment from the state’s medical board concerning allegations of poor medical practice, nontherapeutic prescribing, failure to maintain adequate records, overbilling, witness intimidation, and other violations.