New Physicians & Hours Make Health Care More Convenient for Patients in Southwest Iowa
Release Date: 05/09/2007

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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa –Alegent Health Mercy Hospital is making health care more convenient for people in Southwest Iowa region, with the addition of new physicians and expanded hours in the following specialties: women’s and children’s, surgery, kidney and lung disorders.

Thomas Webb III, M.D. and Rao Gutta, M.D. of Omaha Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery are joining the hospital staff as vascular surgeons. Vascular surgery involves physician expertise in the management of surgical disorders of the blood vessels, excluding the intercranial vessels or the heart. Drs. Webb and Gutta will be seeing patients in the hospital vascular lab on Monday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Call (402) 399-9990 for more information or to set up an appointment.

General surgeon Ardith A. Ryberg, M.D., PhD of Tri State Surgery, P.C. has also opened up an office in the Mercy Professional Center, Suite 408. Dr. Ryberg specializes in general, laparoscopic and breast surgery and began seeing patients in early March. Dr. Ryberg’s scheduled clinic hours are Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and through appointment by calling (402) 256-6160.

The Metro OB-GYN Clinic has become a recent tenant of the Mercy Professional Center and is equipped with the latest in technology and experienced staff in offering a wide range of women’s health care needs. Jorge Garcia-Padial, M.D., Jorge Sotolongo, M.D., Ada Ortiz, M.D. and Stella Washington, PA-C are available to offer routine wellness exams or the evaluation and treatment for a wide range of medical problems. The Metro OB-GYN Clinic is located in suite 210 and has office hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (712) 329-5700 or (712) 323-9250.

Tolosa OB/GYN, P.C. has moved to a new and permanent location at Suite 5, located next to the gift shop near the main entrance of Mercy Hospital. Bobby Tolosa, MD, FACOG, who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology along with Amy Ford, ARNP, Certified Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health Care are seeing patients from Monday though Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (712) 388-2670.