iowa licensing boards

Fort Dodge nurse is on abuse registry, but keeps her license and faces no criminal charges

BY: - April 27, 2021

An Iowa nurse who is on the state registry of abusers for allegedly stealing patient medications in 2019 was never criminally charged in the matter and her nursing license remains in good standing with the state. State records indicate that in August 2019, the husband of Sheila Freeman, a Fort Dodge woman, was mowing the […]

Pella physician accused of incompetence ordered to pay $2,500

BY: - April 26, 2021

A Pella physician accused of professional incompetence has agreed to pay $2,500 to settle allegations of inappropriate pain management. The Iowa Board of Medicine has alleged that Dr. Gregory L. Ingle, a 67-year-old family-practice physician, provided pain-management care to multiple patients that “fell below minimum acceptable standards.” Ingle has agreed to pay a $2,500 civil […]

Physician assistant accused of domestic abuse and sex with a patient wins back license

BY: - April 19, 2021

The Iowa Board of Physician Assistants has agreed to reinstate the license of a Primghar man who had sex with a patient and was later charged with domestic abuse. In 2018, the board received a complaint that licensee Anthony G. Peters of Primghar had engaged in a sexual relationship with a patient. According to the […]

Chiropractor accused of sexual impropriety keeps his license

BY: - April 16, 2021

An Iowa chiropractor who has faced allegations of sexual impropriety with patients can keep his license while taking periodic lie-detector  tests, a state board has ruled. In 2014, the Iowa Board of Chiropractic issued an order requiring Stuart Hoven of Winterset to submit to both periodic lie-detector, or polygraph, testing, as well as periodic psychotherapy […]

Medical board orders Iowa doctor, again, to undergo a competency evaluation

BY: - April 3, 2021

The Iowa Board of Medicine is giving an emergency physician a second shot at complying with a 2019 order to have her professional competency evaluated. In May 2019, the board sent a confidential Clinical Competency Evaluation Order to Dr. Linda M. Iler, a 68-year-old physician who currently practices family medicine and emergency medicine in Carroll, […]

After years of alleged fraud and incompetence, an Iowa surgeon surrenders his license

BY: - March 18, 2021

After having been the target of hospital sanctions, criminal charges, and 15 lawsuits brought by Iowa women who claim he left them injured or disfigured, an Iowa surgeon has voluntarily surrendered his medical license. The action comes 17 months after South Dakota licensing authorities summarily suspended the doctor’s license in that state, and two years […]

Iowa-licensed doctor issued a warning after serving time on felony drug charge

BY: - March 10, 2021

Almost three years after a former Ottumwa physician was charged with felony narcotics distribution, the Iowa Board of Medicine has sanctioned the doctor with a warning. In June 2018, Dr. Troy E. Adolfson, an Iowa-licensed physician who formerly practiced radiation oncology in Ottumwa, was charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance. As part of […]

Iowa nurse surrenders her license after care-facility resident dies

BY: - December 10, 2020

An Iowa nurse who failed to attempt CPR on a care-facility resident who subsequently died has surrendered her license to the state. The Iowa Board of Nursing said it reached an agreement with Marolee Miller of Manilla calling for her to surrender her license as an LPN, or licensed practical nurse. She will not be […]

Iowa doctors accused of serious offenses admonished in secret by state board

BY: - August 2, 2020

In the past six months, the state board that oversees physicians has issued dozens of confidential letters of warning to doctors accused of criminal assault, patient neglect, sexual misconduct and other serious offenses. Every year, the Iowa Board of Medicine, which oversees physician licensing, issues about 100 confidential letters to practitioners. Some of those letters […]

Counselor disciplinary records kept secret by Iowa board

BY: - July 9, 2020

The Iowa Board of Certification oversees the practice of 1,400 substance abuse counselors in the state, but virtually all of its work is kept confidential. Unlike state-run licensing boards that oversee social workers, EMTs, nurses and doctors, the Iowa Board of Certification is a privately run, nonprofit corporation funded entirely by fees charged for training […]

Iowa-licensed physician loses ability to prescribe narcotic pain killers

BY: - May 21, 2020

The Iowa Board of Medicine has suspended one Iowa doctor’s ability to prescribe narcotic pain killers and restored the privileges of another Iowa physician. The board has fined Dr. Ted P. George, a 65-year-old physician who practiced family medicine at the UnityPoint Clinic in Pocahontas, $2,500 as a result of a settlement reached with the […]

Pharmacy board sanctions Hy-Vee and Walgreens stores

BY: - May 15, 2020

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy took the following actions against pharmacy license holders at at its May 5 meeting: The Hy-Vee Food & Drug store at 2540 Euclid Ave., Des Moines, entered into a settlement agreement with the the board, which had charged the pharmacy with failing to ensure adequate registration of the pharmacy staff […]