CONTACT: ANGIE TRACHTA
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: April 4, 2000
Stewart joins Heartland Family Health Associates in Perry
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- In July, Haydee J. Stewart, M.D., who specializes in family
medicine, will join Heartland Family Health Associates, an affiliate of University
of Iowa Health Care in Perry.
"I'm so excited that I will be able to provide care to the Perry community,
and I'm committed to using preventive medicine and family medicine above all,"
Stewart said. "I think my key role is improving women's quality of life
through disease prevention and patient education."
Stewart received her medical degree from the University of Visayas, the Philippines.
After moving to the United States in 1995, she was for two consecutive years
a resident in internal medicine at the St. Louis Medical Center, and a resident
in coronary care, nuclear medicine and infectious disease at the St. Johns
Medical Center in St. Louis. She completed her residency in family practice
at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
"As a female physician, Stewart will be a valuable addition to our clinic,"
said Eric Ash, M.D., a member of Heartland's team of family physicians. "Now,
we will be able to better meet the needs of those female patients who prefer
to be seen by a female physician."
Kari Engholm, CEO of Dallas County Health System in Perry, is excited to
welcome Stewart to Perry. "I found her to be a very warm, caring individual,"
Engholm added. "We look forward to her arrival and we are committed to
helping her build a successful practice."
"Stewart is dedicated to providing her patients with high-quality women's
health care services," said Terry Protextor, who manages the UI Family
Care network of clinics. "We are indeed very pleased to welcome her to
Heartland Family Health Associates in Perry."
Stewarts practice will be located at 616 Tenth Street in Perry. She
will start seeing patients July 1. For more information, call (515) 465-3553.
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