Siouxland Plastic Surgeon Accused of Failing to Provid Proper Care for His Patients

Jul 25, 2019

Sioux City plastic surgeon, Dr. Adam Smith

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A Sioux City plastic surgeon facing action by the Iowa Medical Board says he expects to be vindicated.

The board alleges Dr. Adam Smith failed to provide appropriate care to 17 patients from December 2014 to September of 2017. 

“I have done my best for my whole time in Siouxland here to provide the best care I can for patients.”

A hearing on the allegations is scheduled for October.

“A majority of our patients are very happy with their results and I received no less than 50 texts and emails in one day alone on how much I have changed their lives for the better.  That they are with me and I am a great doctor.”    

Dr. Smith admits he no longer has surgical privileges at Mercy or UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s.

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“Paperwork had fallen through the cracks and I wasn’t even aware of some of these actions and they kind of snowballed downhill.”  to the point where I am supposed to have a hearing with UnityPoint to discuss these things.”

Siouxland Public Media talked to one of Dr. Smith’s former patients who says she suffered disfigurement and extreme infection after a tummy tuck. 

Dr. Smith says he can’t comment on specific patients without their permission.

Democrats in the Iowa House are continuing their call for an oversight hearing about Jerry Foxhoven’s resignation.  

Former Iowa DHS Director Jerry Foxhoven

The former Department of Human Services Director disclosed yesterday that he was asked to resign after reportedly objected to a salary-sharing agreement with the governor’s office, 

Foxhoven also told a Des Moines TV station he believes his objection to the salary-sharing agreement is why Reynolds asked for his resignation in June. But Reynolds’ spokesman says that wasn’t the reason, adding Foxhoven never raised concerns about it.