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About Mercy Towncrest Internal Medicine

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History
Towncrest Internal Medicine has been an Iowa City fixture since its predecessor practice was founded in 1955 by Dr. Chris Schrock and Dr. George Anderson. As their practice grew, new partners were added and more space was needed. In 1968, a new building was erected in a development business district on the east side of Iowa City. This new business district became known as the Towncrest area of Iowa City. In 2015 Towncrest Internal Medicine became part of Mercy Clinics.

 

Services
Our office is open daily, Monday through Friday. We accept patients 16 years of age and older. We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurance companies.

Our practitioners are dedicated to performing equally accurate diagnostic services today as they were yesterday, which is why our specialists maintain up-to-date knowledge with vigorous continuing education in areas including:

     Diseases of the Heart Infections
     Blood Vessels Kidney Diseases
     Cancer Respiratory Disorders
     Diabetes Allergies
     Digestive Diseases
Blood Diseases
     Hormonal Disorders Arthritis

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our diverse patient base, from adolescence to the elderly, from the office to intensive care.


Staff
  Dr. Champion  

M. Craig Champion, M.D.

Dr. Champion received his medical education at the University of Iowa, completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He has been with Towncrest since 1970.
  Dr. Connolly  

Maureen A. Connolly, M.D.

Dr. Connolly received her medical education at Georgetown University, completed her residency at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  She joined Towncrest in 2013.
  Dr. Donelson

Christina Donelson, M.D.

Dr. Donelson received her medical education at the University of Iowa, completed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  She joined Towncrest in 2005.
  Dr. Eberly  

Scott M. Eberly, M.D.

Dr. Eberly received his medical education at the University of Washington, completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He joined Towncrest in 2005.
  Dr. Kelley  

John T. Kelley, M.D.

Dr. Kelley received his medical education at the University of Iowa, completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He has been with Towncrest since 1979.
  Dr. Larew  

Richard E.B. Larew, M.D.

Dr. Larew received his medical education at the University of Iowa, completed his residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He has been with Towncrest since1990.
  Dr. Moonjely

Dr. Joe Moonjely, M.D.

Dr. Moonjely received his medical education at Trichur Medical College, completed his residency at Michigan State University and Winthrop University Hospital, and is certificed by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He joined Towncrest in 2011.
  Dr. Ovrom

Fred Ovrom, M.D.

Dr. Ovrom received his medical education at the University of Iowa, completed his residency at St. Vincent's Hospital, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He has been with Towncrest since 1990.
  Dr. Sarin  

Salaish Sarin, M.D.

Dr. Sarin received his medical education at SABA University, completed his residency at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, IL, and is certificed by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He joined Towncrest in 2001.
  Dr. Zeitler  

Rodney R. Zeitler, M.D.

Dr. Zeitler received his medical education at the University of Iowa, completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  He has been with Towncrest since 1999.
Philosophy

An internist, in the role of diagnostician, compiles a comprehensive “case file” on each patient. This thorough file details the present symptoms and the patient’s history of physical and emotional difficulties.

The mark of a competent internist is thoroughness. This approach requires a meticulous compilation and study of the patient’s medical history. Our internists are dedicated to taking as much time as they deem necessary to accurately complete a case study. 

As a historian often predicts crises through knowledge of the past, an internist will diagnose an illness from a patient’s medical history and symptoms.

Dedicated to Uncovering the Medical Truth, the internist has been described as a “medical detective” because of their extensive physical examinations of the entire body in search of clues to provide an accurate diagnoses. Like today’s “scientific” detectives, the internist uses the most highly developed tools to help the patient. Laboratory tests, electrocardiograms, metabolism tests, fluoroscopy, X-ray examinations, CT scans and radioactive isotopes are among the everyday tools available for our use.

We aim to take care of our patients For Life, whether in the office or clinic, during hospitalization and intensive care or in nursing homes. When other medical specialists are involved with our patients – such as surgeons or obstetricians – we expertly coordinate care, allowing your team of physicians to manage the often complex communication and administration difficulties associated with this complex level of care. In fact, we so often serve as medical consultants to physicians in other specialties that we have earned the nickname, “The Doctor’s Doctor.”






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