CONTACT: ANGIE TRACHTA
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 13, 1999
Marengo Memorial Hospital to offer orthopaedic services
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Marengo Memorial Hospital now offers
orthopaedic care for its patients. An orthopaedic surgeon from University
of Iowa Health Care will be available for consultation in the hospital's orthopaedic
William Pontarelli, M.D., a graduate of the UI College
of Medicine, has been in practice for 18 years as an orthopaedic surgeon.
Pontarelli, a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, specializes in fracture healing
and the treatment of lower back pain.
"We're excited about the opportunity to offer orthopaedic
care in Marengo. This new clinic is a convenient way of bringing specialized
care close to patients' homes," said John Fieselmann, M.D., director of the
Joint Office for Clinical Outreach and Clinical Care Coordination at UI Health
Appointments with Pontarelli can be made for the morning
of every first and third Wednesday by calling Marengo Memorial Hospital at
(319) 642-5543. Most insurance plans are accepted; patients covered by an
HMO should check for coverage with their insurance providers.
Marengo Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of UI Health
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership
between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the
patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.