Des Moines Doctor Who Ran Pain Clinic Could Lose License
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines doctor whose pain-treatment clinic was closed in June could lose his medical license, if state regulators have their way.
The Des Moines Register reports that the Iowa Board of Medicine has accused Dr. Daniel Baldi of incompetence and unethical practices. The board alleges that Baldi prescribed large quantities of narcotics and other addictive drugs without properly assessing patients' need for the medications. A hearing on Baldi's license has been set for Oct. 11.
Baldi helped run an Iowa Health System pain-relief clinic near Iowa Lutheran Hospital that Iowa Health leaders closed in June.
Baldi's lawyer says the doctor denies any wrongdoing and will fight to keep his license.
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