The Iowa Board of Medicine charged orthopedic surgeon Margaret Fehrle, MD, with 18 counts of providing improper patient care while performing surgeries in Marshalltown and Vinton, Iowa, between 2008 and 2015.
The Board found probable cause to file the statement of charges on March 8, 2018, citing 18 specific anonymous patients Dr. Fehrle treated. The Board also charged Dr. Fehrle with professional incompetency and "practice harmful or detrimental to the public."
A hearing is scheduled before the Iowa Board of Medicine on May 17-18, 2018. The issue may be resolved by settlement agreement.
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