Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

December 17, 2012

Iowa Board of Medicine lifts order against southeast Iowa doctor

By Michael Schaffer - Managing editor
Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — The Iowa Board of Medicine in a Nov. 20 press release announced a 51-year-old Iowa physician completed terms they imposed Oct. 22, 2010. The board terminated their order effective Nov. 16, 2012.

Fawad S. Zafar, M.D., a Iowa licensed physician who formerly practiced urology and general surgery in Bloomfield, Centerville, Chariton, Corydon, Osceola and Oskaloosa was charged on Jan. 17, 2008 by the board with "failing to provide appropriate surgical care to numerous patients." Following an Oct. 22, 2010 hearing the board found Zafar "failed to provide appropriate surgical care to three patients and prohibited him from practicing general surgery until he received approval from the Board." The board publicly reprimanded Zafar, ordered him to pay a $5,000 civil penalty and complete a medical record keeping course.

On April 19, 2011 the board approved Zafar's return to the practice of general surgery contingent upon a board-approved practice monitoring plan and board monitoring. The release states Zafar completed the practice and board monitoring plans.

Mercy Medical Center-Centerville web site lists Zafar as an urology specialist at the Mercy Specialty Clinic.