WC physician disciplined

A Webster City physician has been cited by the Iowa Board of Medicine for inappropriate prescribing of prescriptions and unethical or unprofessional conduct.

Lisa M. (Mofle) Aguirre, M.D., 47, is an Iowa-licensed physician who practices family medicine in Webster City. The board alleged that Aguirre prescribed controlled substances, including Hyrdocodone and Lyrica to a member of her immediate family on “multiple occasions,” between January 2009 and October 2011. The board further alleged that Aguirre failed to appropriately respond to the emergency department at Hamilton Hospital when she was designated as an on-call physician, between October 2008 and July 2012. She reportedly received multiple warnings and was ultimately suspended by the hospital, board documents state.

Aguirre and the Iowa Board of Medicine entered into a statement of charges and settlement agreement on Aug. 30. The board issued Aguirre a citation and warning and ordered her to pay a $2,500 civil penalty. She will also be required to complete a board-approved prescribing course and professional ethics program. She will have to submit a written corrective action plan which describes the steps she has taken to ensure that she appropriately responds to the emergency department when she is on-call in the future. According to the agreement, Aguirre could be liable for further discipline if she fails to comply with the directives of the board.

Aguirre received her Iowa medical license on Feb. 2, 1996.