CONTACT: ANGIE TRACHTA
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Aug. 8, 2000
Averbach joins UI Family Care, Ottumwa
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Richard Averbach, M.D., joined University of Iowa Family
Care in Ottumwa July 17 as a family care physician and is now accepting new
A fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Averbach has practiced
family medicine since1977 and in southeastern Iowa since 1982. He graduated
from the Medical College of Ohio in 1974; he completed his post-graduate training
at the Medical College of Ohio in 1976; and he was clinical assistant professor,
family medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine from 1982 to
1984. Most recently he has practiced in Fairfield, Ottumwa, and Washington,
"Dr. Averbach's addition to UI Family Care, Ottumwa expands our ability
to provide quality care to patients from the Ottumwa community," said
John Fieselmann, M.D., medical director for the UI Family Care network. "We
at University of Iowa Health Care are dedicated to providing quality health
care to Iowa communities and welcome Dr. Averbach to the UI Family Care, Ottumwa
"I'm excited to be part of the team providing health care to the people
of Ottumwa," Averbach said. "I practiced here earlier in my career
and enjoyed working with the people of this community. As part of the UI Family
Care Team, I look forward to practicing here again."
"Dr. Averbach's familiarity with the Ottumwa community is a real plus
for UI Family Care," said Susan Caplinger, M.D., UI Family Care provider.
To schedule an appointment, please call (515) 684-3081. UI Family Care is
931 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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