Medical licenses of 2 area physicians, RN in jeopardy


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 11:31 pm
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By Sarah Hayden shayden@qconline.com
The medical licenses of two area physicians and a registered nurse have been suspended or placed on probation due to unprofessional conduct, according to the Illinois Department and Financial and Professional Regulation.

Dr. Kent Van Why, a physician with Cardiovascular Medicine PC in Davenport and Moline, was placed on indefinite probation for failing to comply with previous restrictions as instructed by the Iowa Board of Medicine.

Dr. Van Why was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine, abstain from alcohol and prescription drug use and undergo substance abuse counseling. He admitted to consuming alcohol and violating the settlement agreement with the board.

Kris Zeller, practice admininstrator of Cardiovascular Medicine had no comment on Dr. Van Why's probation but said he is actively practicing medicine.

The license of Dr. Israel Fernando, a Moline dermatologist, was suspended for 90 days. He was placed on two years probation and fined $500 for repeated incidences of incompetence, according to the IDFPR.

In 2007, the Iowa Board of Medicine suspended him indefinitely and declared him unsafe to practice medicine.

Dr. Fernando would not confirm whether he is still practicing medicine and refused to comment.

Rodger Vanhyfte, a registered nurse in East Moline, was placed on indefinite probation with work restrictions for two years after pleading guilty to reckless conduct for consuming alcohol while on duty.

Mr. Vanhyfte could not be reached for comment.


















 



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