The Iowa Board of Medicine has filed a host of disciplinary charges against an area obstetrician and gynecologist practicing in Moline, Silvis, Morrison and Clinton, Iowa.
Dr. Steven Paul Breaux, 55, of Port Byron, was charged on Friday with counts of professional incompetency, unethical or unprofessional conduct, falsely procuring and representing information on a medical license and conducting a practice that is harmful or detrimental to the public.
A disciplinary hearing will be held April 11-12 in Des Moines to review the allegations.
The statement of charges accuses Dr. Breaux of acting "contrary to honesty, justice or good morals," including prescribing unnecessarily large drug doses and not giving effective treatment to patients. Additionally, he is accused of treating Clinton nursing staff members poorly between 2009 and 2011.
The charges further claim on his December 2011 application for license renewal, Dr. Breaux did not divulge his hospital privileges at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, had been suspended in February 2011 because of "serious quality of care concerns and disruptive behavior."
Dr. Breaux is ordered to issue a formal answer within 20 days of receiving the charges.
Dr. Breaux's Iowa medical license was issued in 2006 and is active until Jan. 1, 2014. He also holds an Illinois license, active since 1998, according to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
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