PRESS RELEASE - IOWA BOARD OF MEDICINE
(May 19, 2021)
Recently, the Iowa Board of Medicine took the following action:
Ugochukwu E. Akoma, M.D., a 49-year-old physician who holds an inactive Iowa medical license had a Statement of Charges dismissed by the Board on May 18, 2021. On January 14, 2021, the Board filed a Statement of Charges against Dr. Akoma for failing to comply with a Board Order. On April 16, 2021, the State of Iowa filed a Motion to Dismiss the Statement of Charges against Dr. Akoma because he is now in compliance with the Board Order. On May 18, 2021, the Board issued a Dismissal Order dismissing the pending Statement of Charges.
Roy W. Overton, III, D.O., a 66-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who practices family medicine Des Moines, Iowa, entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Board on May 13, 2021. On August 28, 2020, the Board filed a Statement of Charges alleging Dr. Overton failed to adequately direct and supervise a physician assistant (PA). Specifically, the Board alleged Dr. Overton failed to inform the Board of the supervisory relationship between himself and the PA and failed to adequately supervise or address the PA’s improper prescribing practices. Under the terms of the May 13, 2021, Settlement Agreement, Dr. Overton admitted that he failed to inform the Board of the supervisory relationship but denies that he failed to adequately supervise the PA and denies that he failed to address the PA’s improper prescribing practices. The Board issued Dr. Overton a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $4,000 civil penalty. Dr. Overton also agreed to complete additional training and create a corrective action plan relating to PA supervision. Finally, Dr. Overton agreed to establish a monitoring with the Board if he supervises a PA outside of the Veteran’s Affairs (VA) health care system within one year of the date of the order.
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.
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