Edmonton, AB – Dr. Natasha Iyer, a family physician from Calgary, was found guilty of unprofessional conduct by a CPSA hearing tribunal. In 2019, Dr. Iyer failed to adequately recognize and treat a vascular event in her patient after injecting Teosyal into the patient’s nose. Furthermore, she didn’t inform the patient of the need to seek urgent treatment for the vascular event.
The consent form used in Dr. Iyer’s office for procedures using Teosyal or Restylane was found to be inadequate, along with the record of any informed consent discussed with the patient.
The hearing tribunal accepted the joint submission on sanction, ordering that Dr. Iyer receive a reprimand, and must complete a course on the recognition and treatment of vascular occlusion at her own expense. A condition was imposed on Dr. Iyer’s practice permit that she can’t perform filler injections in the nose until she has completed sufficient additional training for nasal injections, as approved by CPSA’s Complaints Director. In addition, Dr. Iyer was ordered to pay two-thirds of the costs of the investigation and hearing (totaling $12,047.17).