Iowa doctor fined, placed on probation in misconduct case
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa doctor has been ordered to pay a $5,000 penalty and has been placed on three years' probation in an agreement with the Iowa Board of Medicine to settle sexual misconduct charges filed against him.
The Sioux City Journal reports that Jeffrey Zoelle entered the agreement Feb. 15. The board ordered Zoelle to complete a board-approved sexual misconduct/sexual harassment evaluation, among other things.
The board has said Zoelle, who had practiced at clinics in Sioux City and Sergeant Bluff, made inappropriate sexual comments to a patient in 2015, and that from 2011 to January 2016, he rubbed female co-workers on the neck, shoulders and back, sent them inappropriate Facebook and text messages and tried to kiss one.
Zoelle is no longer employed at the clinics. A home phone number for him could not be found Thursday.