Washington County Hospital Medical Clinic
Robin Plattenberger-Gilmore, D.O.
Dr. Plattenberger received her degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. She then attended the Northeast Iowa Family Practice Residency Program in Waterloo, Iowa, for a Family Practice Residency. Dr. Plattenberger is Board Certified in Family Practice.
Curtis Frier, D.O.
Dr. Frier is a native of Washington. He was raised and attended school in Washington, Iowa. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa, where he later graduated.
Chung-Wen Huang, MD
Dr. Huang is a graduate of the National Defense Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan. He specializes in Internal Medicine at the Washington Medical Clinic.
Rey Lin, MD
Dr. Lin grew up in Taiwan. He graduated from the National Defense Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.
Mercy Family Medicine of Washington
David Nacos, MD
Dr. Nacos' medical education includes a BS Degree in Biology from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1984. He then received his MD degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1992. Dr. Nacos went on to the University of Iowa to complete his internship and Family Practice residency in 1995. Dr. Nacos is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Matt Prihoda, MD
An Iowa resident since 1973, Dr. Prihoda graduated with both his Bachelor's and Master's of Science Degrees from the University of Iowa and then went on to complete his Medical Degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He is a clinical lecturer at the The University of Iowa College of Medicine, a member of the Family Practice Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians.
Debbie Gibbs, MD
Mercy Family Medicine of Washington Dr. Gibbs' academic accomplishments are impressive; from receiving the Freeman Award for the top graduating senior from the University of Iowa in 1982, to Phi Beta Kappa, to her graduation with a BS with "highest distinction" and her subsequent MD from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She graduated Alpha Omega from the University, ranking her in the top 3% of her medical school class. Dr. Gibbs was the first practicing female family practitioner in the county.
Ryan Flannery, MD
An Iowa native from Johnston, Iowa, Dr. Flannery joined Mercy Family Medicine of Washington in September of 2002 as a Family Practice Physician. Dr. Flannery attended St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, where he received a degree in Biology. He then attended the University of Iowa College of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree, he lived in South Bend, Indiana, where he completed his Family Practice Residency. During his last year there, he was elected the Chief Resident. Dr. Flannery has a special interest in pediatrics and elderly care with end-of-life issues.
Trevor Martin, DO
Dr. Trevor Martin, has joined the Mercy Family Medicine of Washington. He is a full-time Family Practitioner who joined Mercy in 2010. Dr. Martin sees patients of all ages.
Dr. Martin is a native of Illinois and attended Illinois State University before attending medical school at Des Moines University. He did his residency in Illinois. He feels Washington is a good fit for his interests and to begin his medical practice.
Amanda Kleese, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Amanda Kleese is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Mercy Family Medicine of Washington. She works four days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am-5pm and Thursdays from 8am-6pm. Amanda received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). She continued her education at the University of Iowa where she received her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Her previous experience includes working at the University of Iowa in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and most recently as a Nurse Practitioner in the Orthopedic Department at the University.
Surgical Healthcare of Washington
Gene Lariviere, MD
Dr. Lariviere is a General Surgeon at Surgical Healthcare of Washington. Dr. Lariviere received his MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He did a general surgery residency at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. Dr. Lariviere served as a General Surgeon at Mercy Hospital from 1994 until 2009. He currently is employed by Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa. Dr. Lariviere consults surgical patients each Monday and Friday at the Surgical Healthcare of Washington Office, located on the east side of the campus. Patients are asked to please register at the WCH Medical Clinic. He specializes in Laparoscopic gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomies, bowel surgery, breast biopsies and other general surgery.
Rick Shelman, MD
Dr. Shelman consults patients on Wednesdays at Surgical Healthcare of Washington. Dr. Shelman graduated from the University of Iowa School of Medicine and is board certified in General Surgery. He is from Surgical Services of Iowa City. Areas of interest for Dr. Shelman include Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Anorectal Surgery, Breast Surgery, Colon Surgery, Hernia Repair, Nissen Fundoplication, Port Placement and Central Lines, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Varicose Vein Surgery/Ablation. To make an appointment, or for more information, please call 319-653-5304.
Washington County Hospital and Clinics
Douglas Boatman, MD & Radiologist
Washington County Hospital and Clinics welcomed Dr. Douglas Boatman in April of 2004. Dr. Boatman has considerable years of experience as a Radiologist, practicing 27 years at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. He received his BS and MD from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed his Residency at the University of Iowa in Diagnostic Radiology and an Internship at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, Washington. Dr. Boatman is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Boatman specializes in Women’s Imaging and Mammography.
Don Miller, MD
Dr. Don Miller, MD, has joined the hospital's medical staff. Dr. Miller is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is currently a full-time physician in the Emergency Room at WCHC. Dr. Miller is a graduate of the University of Iowa and completed his Residency at Mercy and St. Lukes in Davenport. Dr. Miller was a physician in Washington from 1980 to 1987, he then moved to Manchester and practiced at Regional Medical Center in Northeast, Iowa. We are pleased to have a physician with prior ties to Washington return to our community.
Women’s Healthcare of Washington
Heather Marthers, MD
Dr. Marthers is a graduate of one of the top medical schools in the country, Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has been a practicing OBGYN for nine years in Conway, South Carolina. Dr. Marthers' expertise will help serve a large need for local Obstetrics and Gynecology coverage. Dr. Marthers and her family live in Washington and are excited to be a part of our healthcare community.
Lloyd Holm, DO
Dr. Holm received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Before coming to WCHC, Dr. Holm was an Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nebraska. In addition to teaching, he also has had a private Obstetrics practice. Because of his experience and expertise he has written numerous articles, been invited to many speaking engagements and received many awards and honors. Dr. Holm is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Holm's expertise will help serve a large need for local Obstetrics and Gynecology coverage.
Flexible Family Care
Lynette Iles, MD
Flexible Family Care's Dr. Iles is a familiar face to the Washington Community. Dr. Iles practiced at Family Practice of Washington from 1994 to April of 2006 and now practices at Flexible Family Care in Washington. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine.
Paul Towner, MD
Dr. Towner received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and went on to finish Medical School at the University of Iowa in 1988. He then attended the University of Wisconsin Wausau Family Practice Residency Program until 1991. Dr. Towner was recognized with the McNeil Award for clinical research, the Society of Teachers Award and Outstanding Student Award in Family Practice.
Stephan Schomer, M.D.
Dr. Stephan Schomer, earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1987. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 1990 and a Cardiology fellowship in 1993, both from the University of Iowa. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases.
Dr. Schomer practices non-interventional cardiology, including diagnostic heart catheterization. His special interests include the diagnosis and treatment of unexplained syncope as well as the brain’s control over heart rate and blood pressure, which were his areas of research while at the University of Iowa. Dr. Schomer practices at the Iowa City Heart Center, P.C. in Iowa City, which is affiliated through Mercy Hospital.
He sees patients at Washington County Hospital and Clinics every Tuesday and Friday of the month.
Nicholas Walker, M.D.
Dr. Nicholas Walker, earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in May of 2000. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine in 2003 from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In 2006 he completed a Fellowship program in Cardiovascular Diesease from the University of Iowa and in 2007 completed Fellowship training from the University of Iowa in Interentional Cardiology.
Dr. Walker is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He joined Mercy's medical staff in 2007 and practices at the Iowa City Heart Center, P.C. in Iowa City, which is an affiliate of Mercy Hospital. Dr. Walker sees patients at Washington County Hospital and Clinics every third & fifth Mondays of the month. Call Washington County Hospital and Clinics at 319-653-5481 ext. 1000 to schedule your appointment or for more information.
Heart Rhythm Specialist
Ann Aschoff, MSN ARNP
Aschoff is a Nurse Practitioner at the Heart Rhythm Clinic at Iowa City Heart Center. Ann sees patients with heart rhythm abnormalitites including those that have pacemakers or implanted defibrillators. Ann sees patients in Washington the 4th Tuesday of each month. Call the Iowa City Heart Center at 1-800-472-8828 to schedule your appointment or for more information.
Cardiology Consultation Clinic
John Chase, M.D.
Dr. Chase earned his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, and completed his residency from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In 1996, he went to the University of Iowa for a Cardiology Fellowship. He remained on faculty after his fellowship and his expertise is in the areas of Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplant, Pulmonary Hypertension and diagnsotic cardiac catheterization.
Dr. Chase has been a part of the Heart Failure, Heart Transplant and Pulomonary Hypertension Programs since 1998. He served as the interim head of the Heart Failure Program from November 2005 to July 2006. Dr. Chase is an active invasive cardiologist and has extensive echocardiographic experience. Dr. Chase is an Associate with the American College of Physicians, a member of the University of Iowa Physicians, American Society of Echocardiography and Heart Failure Society of America.
Dr. Chase is an expert in heart disease and is able to consult on any heart disease related problem. He sees patients every Wednesday in Washington. Call UI Clinical Outreach toll free at 877-891-5350 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Dwayne Capper, MD
Dr. Dwayne Capper earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1992. He completed a Preliminary Surgical Residency and Otolaryngology Residency from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1997. He is Board-certified in Otolaryngology. Dr. Capper practices at Otologic Medical Services in Iowa City, which is affiliated through Mercy Hospital.
Dr. Capper is a member of the following Associations: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, American Sleep Disorders Association, Johnson County Medical Society, American Board of Otolaryngology, American Rhinologic Society, Pan-Pacific Surgical Association, Iowa Medical Society, Iowa Academy of Otolaryngology, American Trinities Society.
Dr. Capper sees patients and performs surgeries every Thursday at Washington County Hospital and Clinics.
Joseph Truskowski, M.D.
Dr. Joseph Truskowski earned his medical degree from Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon in 1988, and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has a certificate in Gastroenterology (disorders of the Digestive System). Dr. Truskowski practices at Gastroenterology Associates of Iowa City, which is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Dr. Truskowski performs endoscopy procedures at WCHC every second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Todd Ajax, M.D.
Dr. Todd Ajax, received his medical degree from the University of Utah in 1991. He completed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Ajax is Board-certified in Psychiatry & Neurology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and Neuroimaging (neurosonology). Dr. Ajax practices at Neurologic Associates in Iowa City, which is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Dr. Ajax sees patients at Washington County Hospital and Clinics every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.
Todd Gothard, M.D.
Dr. Todd Gothard received his medical degree with honors from the University of North Carolina. Following an Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, he completed a one-year fellowship in refractive, corneal and cataract surgery at the Phillips Eye Institute and the University of Minnesota. He specializes in refractive, corneal and cataract surgery and has been performing refractive surgery since 1990. He has also been actively involved in clinical trials with the excimer laser and has more than nine years of experience with the excimer laser. Dr. Gothard has practiced at the Wolfe Eye Clinic in Cedar Rapids since 1993. He performs cataract surgeries for patients at Washington County Hospital and Clinics every first and third Wednesdays, and extra days as needed.
Howard Cox, D.P.M.
Dr. Howard Cox, received his medical degree from the College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery at Des Moines University in 1992. He completed a surgical residency at Green River Surgery Center in Seattle, Washington. He is Board-certified in Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Cox sees patients at Washington County Hospital and Clinics every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the month.
Adult and Child Psychiatry
Maria Morcuende, M.D.
Dr. Maria Morcuende received her medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain in 1994, Residency in 1999 from the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics and a Fellowship in 2000 from Associate Programme in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Arbours Association, London, UK. She most recently worked as a Staff Adult Psychiatrist in Pasco, WA. Dr. Morcuende is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of several professional socieities. Dr. Morcuende specializes in adult and child psychiatric care and sees patients in the Specialty Clinic Area at the Washington County Hospital every second Friday of the month.
Gordon Goldsmith, M.D.
Dr. Gordon Goldsmith received his medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1970. He completed his residency from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He is Board-certified in Urology and is a member of several professional organizations such as the Iowa Medical Society, Rubin Flocks Society, Iowa Urologic Society, AUA and A.M.A. He has practiced at Urologic Associates of Iowa City since 1978 and is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Dr. Goldsmith sees patients at Washington County Hospital and Clinics every third Tuesday of the month.