Psychiatrist accused fo threatening, making sexual advances on patients

A former psychiatrist who saw patients in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota is facing possible disciplinary action from the Iowa Medical Board.

According to Board minutes, 52-year-old Michael L. Moeller is charged with allegedly making a threatening statement to a patient being treated for anxiety and with making sexual advances to the mother of a child he was counseling. Both incidents reportedly occurred in Spencer, Iowa.

The Iowa Medical Board also claims Moeller failed to reveal that he was under investigation by another state medical board when he applied to have his Iowa medical license renewed.

A hearing is scheduled for October 20.

Source: “Psychiatrist Faces Disciplinary Action,”, August 30, 2011.

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