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Published on January 20, 2014

Mercy announces new pediatric clinic featuring local pediatricians

Mercy Pediatric Clinic pediatriciansMercy Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of a new pediatric primary care practice – Mercy Pediatric Clinic – in Cedar Rapids.

Locally experienced and respected pediatric providers, Scott K. Nau, MD, FAAP; Wieslaw (Wes) Machnowski, MD, FAAP; and Rick J. Mersch, MD, FAAP, will begin seeing patients the week of Feb. 3 at the new Mercy Pediatric Clinic, temporarily located on the first floor of Mercy’s 600 Building at 600 7th Street SE.

“We are excited to welcome these highly regarded, well-established pediatricians to Mercy,” said Timothy Quinn, MD, executive vice president and chief of clinical operations for Mercy. “Their commitment to patient care, quality, and our community aligns well with The Mercy Touch and our patient-centered medical home model of care.”

“We’re looking forward to seeing our patients in our new clinic at Mercy,” said pediatrician Scott Nau, MD, FAAP. “Mercy is widely recognized as a leader in high-quality healthcare and we are excited to be part of the organization’s renewed commitment to pediatrics. Together, we share a vision to provide compassionate and collaborative care to our young patients. We are honored to join Mercy in its first pediatric practice.”

Mercy Pediatric Clinic provides primary care for children from newborns through college.  Pediatric experts specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood illnesses and disorders, including but not limited to:  fever; cough; allergies; injuries and broken bones; rashes and other skin conditions; infections such as ear infections, tonsillitis and sinusitis; and respiratory conditions such as asthma, croup and flu.

Mercy’s pediatric healthcare professionals will also monitor children’s health to prevent future illnesses and track developmental progress through:

  • Well-baby exams
  • Well-child exams
  • Annual and sports physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Health, safety and well-being advice

Mercy Pediatric Clinic is accepting new and transferring patients. For more information and to ensure your child can continue seeing your trusted pediatrician, please call (319) 861-7900 or visit www.mercycare.org/peds and follow the easy steps.

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