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Release: Sept. 15, 1999

Ahmed joins Deer Creek Family Care in Tama-Toledo

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Mushtaq Ahmed, M.D., who specializes in providing primary care services to people of all ages, has joined Deer Creek Family Care at Deer Creek Health Center in Toledo.

Ahmed, a board certified specialist in family medicine, has been in private practice since 1996. He practiced in New York before joining Deer Creek Family Care, a clinical partnership between Grinnell Regional Medical Center and University of Iowa Family Care.

Ahmed received his medical degree in 1993 and completed his residency in family medicine at St. Francis Hospital in New York. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Ahmed to Deer Creek Family Care," said Terry Protextor, who manages the UI Family Care network of primary care clinics. "He is very committed to serving the people of Tama, Toledo and surrounding areas."

Ahmed said, "I am very pleased to be a part of Deer Creek Family Care and the University of Iowa Health Care team. Their emphasis on wellness education and health promotion is a perfect match. I look forward to providing primary care services to the community."

Deer Creek Family Care is located in Deer Creek Health Center, 401 First Avenue, Toledo.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ahmed, call 515-484-2602.