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Specializes in Family Medicine - Male - Age 66

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Dr. Downs' Background

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  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice, 1983

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Malpractice Claims not available

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  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action

  • Noncompliance with a Professional Rule  (5/13/2009)
  • Action Taken: Physician Monitoring
  • Allegation of Complaint: Dr. Frank Stephen Downs; License # 19752

    Nature of Complaint:

    The board concluded that the physician violated the Iowa Physician Health Program Initial Agreement by refusing to sign the Physician Health Contract and that the physician suffers from depression which may impair the physician's ability to practice medicine.

    Action Taken:

    The board has ordered that the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of Iowa shall be subject to the following terms and conditions:

    1. The physician shall comply with all requirements of a monitoring program.
    2. The physician shall abstain from alcohol.
    3. The physician shall not use any controlled or prescription drugs unless prescribed by a duly licensed treating physician or health care provider.
    4. The physician shall submit to random alcohol and drug screenings.
    5. The physician shall undergo a comprehensive physical evaluation.
    6. The physician shall undergo psychiatric treatment and medication management by a board approved psychiatrist qualified in addiction.
    7. The physician shall undergo weekly individual therapy by a board approved therapist who shall submit quarterly reports to the board.
    8. The physician shall be supervised by a board approved worksite monitor who shall submit quarterly reports to the board.
    9. The physician shall submit quarterly declarations of compliance to the board.
    10. The physician shall appear before the board upon request.
  • State: Iowa

Education & Training

Medical School

Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
Graduated in 1974

Residency Hospital

Broadlawns Polk Co Hospital
Complete in 1977

Languages Spoken by Dr. Downs & Staff

  • English

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