Published on August 31, 2012

Dr. John Kanis, Family Practice, at Pella Regional’s Medical Clinic in Ottumwa

PELLA, Iowa— Dr. John Kanis, family practice physician, is providing hisDr. John Kanis leadership and medical skills at Pella Regional Health Center’s Medical Clinic in Ottumwa, opening Sept. 10 at 920 N. Quincy Ave.

Pella Regional Health Center is excited to have him providing needed care in the Ottumwa region and continuing the mission of Pella Regional to more patients. Dr. Kanis has practiced the full scope of family practice with obstetrics as well as emergency room coverage, after hours call, long-term (nursing home) care, hospital and clinic patient care, and hospice in Pella for 30 years.

Dr. Kanis received his degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship at Grand Rapids Osteopathic Hospital. He is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and was awarded the Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association Physician of the Year Award in 2002. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kanis is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association. He has a long history of medical service including as a volunteer physician at Pella’s Good Samaritan Free Clinic and medical mission trips to Romania, Honduras and Nigeria.

Other services planned for the clinic include prenatal care for the first 32 weeks of pregnancy, gynecology, basic medical imaging, lab draws and the availability for specialty physicians such as orthopedics and urology.

Dr. Betsy Siitari, family practice physician, will be joining Dr. Kanis in December to provide primary care services to the residents of Ottumwa and the surrounding areas.

To schedule an appointment at Pella Regional’s new Medical Clinic in Ottumwa, please call 641–455–5200 or toll free 888–455–5582.