DES MOINES (AP) — A former Iowa doctor has lost his appeal of an Iowa Board of Medicine disciplinary action against him.
The medical board said Tuesday that it found deficiencies in 71-year-old Robert Tobin's surgical practices in 2005 and imposed certain requirements. The board said he failed to meet them and filed disciplinary charges against him in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
In March 2012, the board suspended his license for six months and fined him $10,000.
Tobin sued, but a district court judge concluded that the sanctions were reasonable. The Iowa Court of Appeals last week agreed.
Tobin, a retired ophthalmologist in St. Joseph, Mo., practiced in Council Bluffs and Des Moines.
His attorney, David Brown, said that serious issues remain and that he plans to ask the Iowa Supreme Court to review the case.
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