Sibley Doctor Disciplined Over Improper Diagnoses

Sibley, Iowa — A Sibley doctor is being disciplined by the Iowa Board of Medicine.
Documents released by the board allege that Dr. Mary Pat Rosman, who currently practices in Sibley and Sioux Falls (SD), improperly diagnosed and treated numerous patients for Lyme Disease and failed to recognize a case of stage four lung cancer in one of her patients.

The board alleges that she diagnosed several patients with Lyme Disease, even though she didn’t perform the appropriate testing. It says she also prescribed a long term course of antibiotics even though that’s not a treatment recognized by the Centers for Disease Control as an acceptable treatment for Lyme Disease and could have adverse affects.

The documents also say that the patient who was later diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer did not receive chest x-rays to determine why the patient had a persistent cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

Other allegations include inadequate medical record keeping, improper office practices, and improper telemedicine services.

She was required to pay a $5,000 civil penalty, and was temporarily prohibited from several medical practices and treatments, and was permanently prohibited from practicing telemedicine. She also will be monitored, according to the board’s documentation.

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