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We care for your children as if they are our own


Each woman has unique needs, we are here for you


Our dental team is ready to serve your family


Your mental health is just as important as your physical well-being.

Find a Provider

At Eastern Iowa Health Center, your health matters. Our team is here to make sure you and your family stay healthy. One of the most important parts of healthcare is selecting a provider you can trust. We are proud to have several experienced, trusted and caring physicians and nurse practitioners on our team, many of whom speak multiple languages. Our providers are listed below by service; if you have any questions or would like help selecting the best provider for you or your family, please call us at 319.730.7300.

Family Medicine Providers

Anita Simison, MD

Anita Simison, MD

Dr. Simison is a Family Medicine Provider and Lead Family Medicine Physician. Her interests include women's health, preventative medicine and family planning.

Vida Pandzic, PA-C

Vida Pandzic, physician assistant (PA-C) encourages patients to play an active role in their care.

Lynne Abbott, ARNP

Lynne Abbott is a nurse practitioner that strives to provide compassionate care and is an asthma educator.

Gretchen Wenger, DNP

Gretchen Wenger is a doctor of nursing practice that specializes in family medicine.

Rahab Ngugi, ARNP

Rahab Ngugi is a registered nurse practitioner that specializes in family medicine.

Pediatric Providers

Reina Glandon, DNP

Reina Glandon, DNP

Reina Glandon is a Pediatric nurse practitioner that specializes in Pediatric Primary Care and Adolescent Mental Health.

Cassie Limoges, ARNP

Cassie Limoges is a Pediatric Nurse practitioner that specializes in pediatric care and providing support for children and care givers.

Women's Health (OB/GYN) Providers

Tony Eschliman, DO

Anthony Eschliman, DO

Dr. Eschliman is the Chief Medical Officer and Lead OB/Gyn Provider.

Bassel Eid, MD

Bassel Eid, MD, FACOG

Dr. Eid, Director of Obstetric Services, speaks fluent Arabic and specializes in minimally invasive surgery and high-risk pregnancy.

OB/GYN Faculty

Sidney Smith, MD, FACOG

Dr. Smith specializes in robotic surgery, menopausal care and high-risk pregnancy.

Amy Smolucha

Amy Smolucha, MD

Dr. Smolucha completed her medical education Saint George's University School of Medicine and her OB/GYN residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Women’s Health Provider at EIHC

Nicole Baccam, MSN, WHNP-C

Nicole Baccam, Women's Health Provider, specializes in contraceptive and prenatal care.

Women’s Health Provider

Sara Olmstead, MSN, ARNP, WHNP-C

Sara Olmstead is a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner that specializes in contraceptive and prenatal care..

Women’s Health Provider at EIHC

Trisha Welsh, CNM, ARNP

Trisha Welsh is a Certified Nurse Midwife and Nurse Practitioner who specializes in natural pregnancy,

Dental Providers

Diana Jones, DDS, Chief Dental Officer

Diana Jones, DDS

Dr. Jones, Chief Dental Officer, received her education from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She loves meeting and working with new patients.

Stephanie Cooper, DDS

Dr. Cooper received her education from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Natalie Saur DDS

Natalie Saur, DDS

Dr. Saur received her education from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and completed a Hospital Dentistry rotation.

Thomas Moriarity, DDS

Thomas Moriarity, DDS

Dr. Moriarity received his education from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He specializes in Family Care including children.

Luke Lemburg, DDS

Luke Lemburg, DDS

Dr. Lemburg received his education from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He goal is to help the Cedar Rapids Community be their best.

JSwett Tapia

Jorge Swett Tapia, DDS

Dr. Swett Tapia received his education from the University of Buffalo of Dental Medicine.

McKenna Woodward

McKenna Woodward, DDS

Dr. Woodward received her education from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Her patients are the reason she works hard every day.

Behavioral Health Providers

Leanne Garland

Leanne Garland, LCSW

Leanne received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, from Murray State University in Kentucky. With a strong passion for helping others, she pursued a Master of Social Work from Western Kentucky University.

Sheriese Bone

Sheriese Bone, LCSW

Sheriese is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with adults and children. Sheriese has practiced much of her Clinical Work in her time with youth and women.

Tia Gitgood

Tia Gitgood, LCSW

Tia received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. She utilizes a mix of therapies. Her priority is to help her clients.

Proud to Partner with University of Iowa Nurse Practitioner Program

Andrea Achenbach, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C

She has been a family nurse practitioner since 2011. Prior to earning her Master of Science in Nursing degree Andrea was an Emergency Room nurse for three years. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Krista Ford, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C

Krista specializes as a family nurse practitioner. Krista enjoys all aspects of family care and serving patients of all ages. She specifically enjoys health promotion and prevention.

No matter which of our providers you choose, know that everyone at Eastern Iowa Health Center cares about your physical, emotional and mental health. You can expect quality care each time you visit Eastern Iowa Health Center.

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