The Board has issued public orders involving FOUR (4) cases.

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09/15/2021
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IOWA BOARD OF MEDICINE

(September 15, 2021)

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

Richard V. Andrews, M.D., a 72-year-old Iowa licensed physician who practices neurological medicine in Omaha, Nebraska entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the Board on September 9, 2021.  The Board alleged that on January 5, 2021, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services issued a Petition for Disciplinary Action against Dr. Andrews for unprofessional conduct. Specifically, in January 2018, Dr. Andrews exchanged a series of intimate text messages with a patient that were unrelated to her medical treatment, and which eventually were disruptive to her care. On January 21, 2021, Dr. Andrews and the Nebraska Board entered into an Agreed Settlement wherein final disciplinary action against Dr. Andrews was entered resulting in a censure. Dr. Andrews failed to report this action to the Iowa Board within thirty days of the Final Order.  Under the terms of the September 9, 2021, combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement, the Iowa Board issued Dr. Andrews a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.

Eromosele A. Otoadese, M.D., a 68-year-old Iowa licensed physician who practices vascular medicine in Waterloo, Iowa, and the surrounding area entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the Board on September 9, 2021.  The Board alleged that Dr. Otoadese performed a right carotid endarterectomy on a patient and used a carotid shunt instead of EEG monitoring.  The Board also received information indicating that Dr. Otoadese’s privileges to perform peripheral arterial procedures, with the exception of carotid endarterectomies, were summarily suspended at one hospital where he maintained surgical privileges because he allegedly engaged in improper documentation practices with respect to such procedures for eight patients.  Dr. Otoadese filed an Answer denying the Board’s allegations.  Also, on April 12, 2019, Dr. Otoadese entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the Board.  The Board alleged that Dr. Otoadese failed to provide appropriate medical care to five patients in Waterloo, Iowa, between 2009 and 2014.  The Board issued Dr. Otoadese a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.  The Board also ordered Dr. Otoadese to complete a comprehensive clinical competency evaluation and a record keeping course and placed him on probation for a period of three years subject to Board monitoring.  Under the terms of the September 9, 2021, combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement, the Board issued Dr. Otoadese a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $2,000 civil penalty.  Dr. Otoadese also agreed that he shall no longer perform peripheral arterial procedures under his Iowa medical license.

Laura M.L. Parkinson, L.Ac., a 43-year-old Iowa licensed acupuncturist who practices acupuncture in Ankeny, Iowa, had a Termination Order issued by the Board on September 9, 2021. On June 3, 2021, Ms. Parkinson entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the Board.  The Board alleged that Ms. Parkinson engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a current patient while acting as an acupuncturist within the scope of her practice and abrogated the boundaries of acceptable conduct in the practice of acupuncture.  Under the terms of the June 3, 2021, combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement, the Board issued Ms. Parkinson a Citation and Warning and ordered her to pay a $1,000 civil penalty. On September 9, 2021, the Board determined that Ms. Parkinson has satisfied the terms of her Order and voted to issue a Termination Order.  Therefore, the terms of Ms. Parkinson’s Order are terminated and her Iowa acupuncture license is returned to its full privileges, free and clear of all restrictions.

Jason A. Rexroth, M.D., a 49-year-old Iowa licensed physician who practices obstetrics and gynecology in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had a Termination Order issued by the Board on September 9, 2021.  On June 3, 2021, Dr. Rexroth entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the Board.  The Board alleged that that on April 30, 2019, Dr. Rexroth prepared a patient for surgery and placed the patient under anesthesia, and then left to treat another patient at a separate facility who was in labor, leaving the first patient under anesthesia for 23 minutes in the absence of another attending surgeon before returning to begin the surgery.  Under the terms of the June 3, 2021, combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement, the Board issued Dr. Rexroth a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $2,500 civil penalty.  On September 9, 2021, the Board determined that Dr. Rexroth has satisfied the terms of his Order and voted to issue a Termination Order.  Therefore, the terms of Dr. Rexroth’s Order are terminated and his Iowa medical license is returned 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

 

 

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