The Board has issued a public order involving TWO (2) cases

Date: 
05/20/2020
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PRESS RELEASE

IOWA BOARD OF MEDICINE

May 20, 2020

Recently, the Iowa Board of Medicine took the following action:

Ted P. George, D.O., a 65-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who formerly practiced family medicine in Pocahontas, Iowa, entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the Board on May 15, 2020.  The Board alleged that Dr. George failed to provide appropriate pain management to multiple patients in Pocahontas, Iowa, between 2015 and 2019, in violation of the laws and rules governing the practice of medicine in Iowa.  Under the terms of the May 15, 2020, combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement, the Board issued Dr. George a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $2,500 civil penalty and complete a Board-approved record keeping course.  The Board also prohibited Dr. George from prescribing, administering or dispensing controlled substances for the treatment of chronic pain and ordered him to participate in Board audits of his controlled substance prescribing for a period of two years.

Subir Ray, M.D., a 63-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who formerly practiced surgery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Shenandoah, Iowa, had the terms of his Iowa disciplinary Order terminated by the Board on May 15, 2020.  On November 16, 2011, the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine (Pennsylvania Board) disciplined Dr. Ray.  The Pennsylvania Board concluded that Dr. Ray practiced medicine while his ability to practice was impaired by a mental disability and that he engaged in unprofessional conduct when he departed from, or failed to conform to, a quality standard of the profession.  The Pennsylvania Board placed Dr. Ray on indefinite probation subject to Board monitoring, counseling, and the supervision of a practice monitor.  On August 30, 2013, the Iowa Board charged Dr. Ray with being disciplined by the Pennsylvania Board in violation of the laws and rules governing the practice of medicine in Iowa.  On October 25, 2013, Dr. Ray entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Iowa Board.  Under the terms of the October 25, 2013, Settlement Agreement, the Iowa Board issued Dr. Ray a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.  The Iowa Board also ordered Dr. Ray to complete a clinical competency evaluation, a behavioral evaluation, and a professional ethics program.  The Iowa Board also placed Dr. Ray on indefinite probation subject to Board monitoring.  On May 15, 2020, the Board determined that Dr. Ray has successfully completed the terms of the Iowa Order.  The Iowa Board issued a Termination Order terminating the terms of the October 25, 2013, Settlement Agreement and returned Dr. Ray’s Iowa medical license to its full privileges, free and clear of all restrictions.

When appropriate, disciplinary actions are reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, an electronic repository administered by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to track adverse license actions.

CONSUMER COMPLAINTS: Consumers can submit complaints against physicians at https://medicalboard.iowa.gov/consumers/filing-complaint, by calling (515) 281-5847 or mail to 400 SW 8th Street, Suite C, Des Moines, IA  50309. 

To view these actions, please visit our Find a Physician page at the link below: 

https://eservices.iowa.gov/PublicPortal/Iowa/IBM/licenseQuery/LicenseQuery.jsp?Profession=Physician

Printed from the Iowa Board of Medicine website on June 06, 2020 at 9:07pm.