CONTACT: DAN FISCHER
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: June 18, 2002
Two New Physicians Now Accepting Patients In Belle Plaine
Family practitioner Saleem Shamsee, M.D. and internal medicine physician
Kefah Abbas, M.D., recently joined the UI Family Care Center, Belle Plaine
and are now accepting patients. Abbas will begin seeing patients on July 1
and Shamsee on July 15.
Abbas completed his residency in internal medicine at Guthrie/Robert Packer
Hospital in Sayre, Penn. He then came to University of Iowa Hospitals and
Clinics and recently finished a fellowship in rheumatology. Abbas is board-certified
in internal medicine and rheumatology, and focuses on caring for adults and
adolescents over age 15. He also will be caring for rheumatology patients.
Shamsee completed a transitional residency at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in
Boston, Mass. Shamsee finished his residency in the UI Department of Family
Medicine. He will see patients of all ages and has experience caring for pediatric
Abbas and Shamsee will join Michelle Malloy, advanced registered nurse practitioner,
who will continue her pediatric practice.
For more information about either physician or to schedule an appointment,
please call (319) 444-3210. UI Family Care Center, Belle Plaine accepts most
insurance plans and is located at 105 Ninth Ave.