The Iowa Board of Medicine has issued a public order involving FIVE (5) cases before the Board.

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07/15/2020
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IOWA BOARD OF MEDICINE

(July 15, 2020)

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

David R. Archer, M.D., a 66-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who practices family medicine in Storm Lake, Iowa, had the terms of his disciplinary Order terminated by the Board on July 9, 2020.  On June 3, 2016, Dr. Archer entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the Board.  The Board alleged that Dr. Archer failed to provide appropriate pain management to multiple patients in Storm Lake, Iowa.  Under the terms of the June 3, 2016, combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement, the Board issued Dr. Archer a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $5,000 civil penalty and complete a Board-approved record keeping course.  The Board also prohibited Dr. Archer from prescribing, administering or dispensing controlled substances for the treatment of chronic pain and placed him on probation for a period of five years subject to Board monitoring.  On July 9, 2020, the Board determined that Dr. Archer has satisfied the terms of his Board Order and voted to terminate the terms of the Order.  Therefore, the terms of Dr. Archer’s Order are terminated and his Iowa medical license is returned to its full privileges, free and clear of all restrictions.

Russell D. England, M.D., a 68-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who practices psychiatry in Fairfield, Iowa, had the terms of his disciplinary Order terminated by the Board on July 9, 2020.  On June 8, 2018, Dr. England entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the Board.  The Board alleged that Dr. England engaged in improper prescribing and pain management to multiple patients, prescribed controlled substances to a patient and a colleague without performing appropriate evaluations and without maintaining appropriate medical records and prescribed controlled substances to himself and members of his immediate family.  Under the terms of the June 8, 2018, combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement, the Board issued Dr. England a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.  The Board also prohibited Dr. England from prescribing, administering or dispensing controlled substances for the treatment of chronic pain and placed him on probation for a period of three years subject to Board monitoring.  On July 9, 2020, the Board determined that Dr. England has satisfied the terms of his Board Order and voted to terminate the terms of the Order.  Therefore, the terms of Dr. England’s Order are terminated and his Iowa medical license is returned to its full privileges, free and clear of all restrictions.

Timothy G. Leeds, M.D., a 60-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who formerly practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Round Rock, Texas, and currently practices in Nevada, Iowa, had the terms of his disciplinary Order terminated by the Board on July 9, 2020.  On December 8, 2017, Dr. Leeds entered into an Agreed Order with the Texas Medical Board (Texas Board).  The Texas Board alleged that Dr. Leeds violated the standard of care when failed to exercise proper diligence in his treatment of a female patient who ultimately died of preeclampsia and that he engaged in unprofessional conduct by behaving in a disruptive manner towards hospital personnel, patients and other medical personnel in a manner that interfered or could reasonably be expected to adversely impact the quality of care rendered to patients, resulting in the revocation of his hospital privileges, in violation of the laws and rules governing the practice of medicine in Texas.  Under the terms of the December 8, 2017, Agreed Order, the Texas Board ordered Dr. Leeds to take and pass the Medical Jurisprudence Examination given by the Texas Board.  The Texas Board also ordered Dr. Leeds to complete continuing medical education in the areas of anger management, risk management and pregnancy complications.  On July 27, 2018, Dr. Leeds entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the Iowa Board.  Under the terms of the July 27, 2018, combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement, the Iowa Board charged Dr. Leeds with being disciplined by the Texas Board.  The Iowa Board issued Dr. Leeds a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.  The Iowa Board also ordered Dr. Leeds to complete a Board-approved comprehensive disruptive behavior evaluation and placed him on probation for a period of five years subject to Board monitoring.  On July 9, 2020, the Board determined that Dr. Leeds has satisfied the terms of his Board Order and voted to terminate the terms of the Order.  Therefore, the terms of Dr. Leeds’ Order are terminated and his Iowa medical license is returned to its full privileges, free and clear of all restrictions.

Paul D. Peterson, D.O., a 51-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who practices family medicine in Sioux City, Iowa, had the terms of his disciplinary Order terminated by the Board on July 9, 2020.  On July 29, 2016, Dr. Peterson entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the Board.  The Board alleged that Dr. Peterson failed to provide appropriate pain management to multiple patients in Sioux City, Iowa, in 2013 and 2014.  The Board also alleged that Dr. Peterson failed to provide and/or document appropriate evaluation and treatment to a newborn child who was diagnosed with Group B Streptococcal Meningitis in Sioux City, Iowa, in 2010, and inappropriately prescribed phentermine to two female patients for weight loss when the patients did not meet the established criteria for the use of phentermine for weight loss in Sioux City, Iowa, in 2013 and 2014.  Under the terms of the July 29, 2016, combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement, the Board issued Dr. Peterson a Citation and Warning and ordered him to pay a $5,000 civil penalty.  The Board also ordered Dr. Peterson to complete a Board-approved record keeping course and Board-approved continuing medical education for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment of Group B Streptococcal Meningitis in newborn children and the established criteria and appropriate use of phentermine for weight loss.  The Board also prohibited Dr. Peterson from prescribing, administering or dispensing controlled substances for the treatment of chronic pain and placed him on probation for a period of five years subject to Board monitoring.  On July 9, 2020, the Board determined that Dr. Peterson has satisfied the terms of his Board Order and voted to terminate the terms of the Order.  Therefore, the terms of Dr. Peterson’s Order are terminated and his Iowa medical license is returned to its full privileges, free and clear of all restrictions.

Richard A. Strickler, Jr., D.O., a 64-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who practiced family medicine in Winterset, Iowa, had a Statement of Charges dismissed by the Board on July 9, 2020.  On July 27, 2018, the Board issued a Statement of Charges against Dr. Strickler alleging that he failed to provide appropriate medical care to multiple patients in Winterset, Iowa, between 2013 and 2017, and the parties were involved in settlement negotiations.  The Board received information which indicates Dr. Strickler passed away on May 11, 2020.  On May 27, 2020, the State filed a Motion to Dismiss the Statement of Charges.  On July 9, 2020, the Board voted to dismiss the Statement of Charges pending in this matter.

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.

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