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Release: March 16, 1999

Registered nurse practitioner to join UI Family Care Center, Belle Plaine

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Michelle Malloy, a registered nurse practitioner, will join the University of Iowa Family Care Center, Belle Plaine on a part-time basis beginning Thursday, March 18. She will be at the clinic from 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Malloy also practices at Marengo Medical Center, an affiliate of UI Family Care.

Malloy specializes as a pediatric nurse practitioner. At UI Family Care Center, Belle Plaine, she joins two family medicine physicians -- Fadi Yacoub, M.D., and Khalil Abu-Zahra, M.D.

Malloy graduated with a master's degree from the UI College of Nursing. She also worked as a registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at the UI Hospitals and Clinics for five years before she joined the staff of Marengo Medical Center on June 1, 1998.

The pediatric nurse position adds a new dimension to the delivery of health care services in Belle Plaine. "Malloy will be an excellent addition to our staff," said Vickie Kirby, practice administrator at UI Family Care Center, Belle Plaine.

Malloy will perform well-child exams, school physicals, sports physicals, adolescent gynecological exams and nutrition education.

"Expanding child care services will better serve the patients and their families," said Malloy. "I am looking forward to working at the UI Family Care Center in Belle Plaine."

To schedule an appointment at the UI Family Care Center, Belle Plaine, call (319) 444-3210.