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Bar association and court back doctor who says lawyer overbilled him

BY: - July 7, 2021

An Iowa attorney and his physician client are battling in court over the lawyer’s six-figure fees, which an arbitrator found to be excessive and the result of “wasteful activities.” The case pits Mike Sellers, a well-respected Des Moines attorney who specializes in medical-misconduct cases, against a former client, Dr. Amit Gupta, who now lives and […]

Unidentified doctor who poses ‘high risk’ to the public continues to practice

BY: - July 2, 2021

An unidentified emergency room physician who allegedly caused the death of a patient in 2017 has continued to see patients with no restrictions on his license while posing a “high risk” to the public, according to the Iowa Board of Medicine. The physician, identifying himself only as “Dr. John Doe,” took the Iowa Board of […]

Judge: Iowa-licensed surgeon can’t bill Medicare due to tax evasion

BY: - June 28, 2021

A surgeon who was granted a license to practice in Iowa last year has been denied the opportunity to bill Medicare for his services due to multiple felony convictions tied to tax evasion. Federal records show that last year, Dr. Edward Joseph Silvio Picardi applied to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for re-enrollment […]

Licensing board restores doctor’s prescribing privileges

BY: - June 11, 2021

The Iowa Board of Medicine has restored the prescribing privileges of a doctor accused last year of inappropriate pain management. In May 2020, the board entered into a settlement agreement with Dr. Ted P. George, a 66-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who practiced family medicine in Pocahontas, Iowa. The Board had alleged that George failed to provide […]

Iowa justices say hospitals must take ‘reasonable care’ in choosing physicians

BY: - May 18, 2021

Ruling in a case involving a physician who performed surgery while under investigation by state licensing officials, the Iowa Supreme Court has said hospitals have “a duty to exercise reasonable care” in employing physicians. The ruling stems from a lawsuit filed almost five years ago by Roxanne Rieder, who alleged Mercy Medical Center of Cedar […]