physician misconduct

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]