WC physician completes IBM corrective actions

A local physician successfully completed several disciplinary requirements established by the Iowa Board of Medicine, according to a press release from the board.

Lisa M. Aguirre, M.D., a 47-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who practices family medicine in Webster City, had previously entered into a combined Statement of Charges and Settlement Agreement with the board on Aug. 30, 2013.

The board had alleged that Aguirre prescribed controlled substances including Hydrocodone and Lyrica to a member of her immediate family between January of 2009 and October of 2011. The board also alleged that she failed to appropriately respond to the emergency department at Hamilton County Hospital, doing business as Van Diest Medical Center, on multiple occasions when she was designated as an on-call physician between October of 2009 and July of 2012.

The board issued Aguirre a citation and warning and ordered her to pay a $2,500 civil penalty. The board also ordered her to complete a board-approved prescribing course and professional ethics program and submit a written corrective action plan.

According to the release, Aguirre demonstrated that she had successfully completed the requirements on May 2. The board terminated the conditions placed on her Iowa medical license and her license was returned to its full privileges, free and clear of all restrictions.