had problems with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). BCBS refused to paysome of the costs incurred by Appellant’s patients that were associated withthe new system. BCBS sought the support of the Texas Medical Board. TheTMB backed BCBS, which led to Appellant’s activism against the TMB and board members who were on BCBS’ payroll. Appellant felt compelled toresist Blue Cross Blue Shield’s effort to control the medical treatmentshe provided for her patients. As a result of Appellant’s activism, theTMB raised issues that threatened to impact Appellant’s medical license.Appellant’s activism also focused on Dr. Keith Miller, who was a member of the Texas Medical Board. Dr. Miller was also on BCBS’ payroll.Appellant focused on Dr. Doug Curran, President of Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP). Dr. Curran was also on BCBS’ payroll. (Ct RepR, Vol 4,pgs 42-50)
While driving on the highway the night of 9/29/07, Appellant was sufferingfrom the following traumatic stresses:
. Her husband of many years had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, withrapid decay.