Dr. Winthrop S. Risk II, MD

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Specializes in Neurology • Male • Age 47

811 5th Ave SE Suite 3
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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Dr. Risk II's Experience

Research training, expertise and qualifications

Specialties

  • Neurology
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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
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  • Ataxia
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vertigo
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Background Check for Dr. Risk II

Malpractice Claims not available

  • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.
  • Disciplinary action in another state  (9/22/2011)
  • Action Taken: Surrender
  • Summary: Please reference the following Document
  • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
  • State: California
  • Disciplinary action in another state  (6/7/2011)
  • Action Taken: Revocation
  • Summary: Please reference the following Document
  • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
  • State: New York
  • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (4/9/2010)
  • Action Taken: Probation
  • Summary: Winthrop Spiridon Risk II, MD License #35883

    Nature of Complaint

    The physician violated the standards of practice for appropriate pain management placing patients at risk of serious harm when he prescribed excessive controlled substances to numerous patients, including patients with known drug abuse histories who exhibited drug seeking behavior. The physician, on July 9, 2009, agreed to modify his controlled substance prescribing practices until this matter is resolved.

    Action Taken

    The physician entered into a Settlement Agreement with the Iowa Board of Medicine subject to various terms and conditions but not limited to the following:

    1. The physician has been issued a Public Reprimand by the board.
    2. The physician shall pay a Civil Penalty in the amount of $10,000.00.
    3. The physician shall not treat patients for Chronic Pain unless and until he demonstrates that he is able to do so in a safe manner and he receives prior written approval from the board.
    4. The physician shall successfully complete a comprehensive competency evaluation by the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP). The physician shall fully comply with all recommendations made by the CPEP.
    5. The board placed the physician on Probation for a period of five years subject to various terms and conditions but not limited to monitoring and educational programs.
    6. State: Iowa

1 Board Action

  • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (5/28/2013)
  • Action Taken: Other actions
  • Summary: Please reference the following Document
  • State: Iowa
  • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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Education & Training

Medical School

Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Graduated in 1995

Internship Hospital

Siu School Of Med
Complete in 1996

Residency Hospital

So Il Univ School Of Med
Complete in 2000

Fellowship Hospital

University Of Ia
Complete in 2003
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Languages Spoken by Dr. Risk II & Staff

  • English
  • Arabic

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