Women’s Health Services Open at Alegent Health Mercy Professional Center
Release Date: 12/04/2006

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa –Alegent Health Mercy Hospital is pleased to welcome back Dr. Jorge Garcia-Padial with the Metro OB-GYN Clinic as a tenant of the Mercy Professional Center. Beginning November first, obstetrics and gynecological services moved back into their former location to better serve the needs of women living and working in the Southwest Iowa region. The clinic is equipped with the latest in technology along with staff with the knowledge, professional capabilities and skills to effectively diagnose and treat the medical and surgical care of the female reproductive system and associated disorders.

The Metro OBGYN Clinic is staffed by Dr. Garcia-Padial and Terry Manlove, a nurse midwife, who collectively have delivered more than 25 years of effective medical care to the area. In addition, Norman Ferrer, M.D.; Ada Ortiz-Bianchi, M.D.; and Jorge Sotolongo, M.D. will begin seeing patients at the practice after January 1, 2007. The Clinic provides a wide range of woman’s health care needs from routine wellness exams to the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of medical problems that are of special concern to women including ultrasounds, infertility and incontinence. The clinic’s professionals are also happy to accommodate patients who are seeking a second opinion along with those who prefer female providers.

The Metro OB/GYN Clinic is located in the Alegent Health Mercy Hospital Medical Office Building at 800 Mercy Drive Suite 210 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. For more information, call (712)323-9250.