Internal Medicine

  • Division of General Internal Medicine

    Patient Care

    Outpatient Care
    Geriatric Medicine
    Palliative Care
    Hospitalist Care
    Iowa VA Clinic  


    Anemia Management Clinic
    The Anemia Management Clinic officially opened on December 1, 2014. Amy Leitch, ARNP will provide care to patients in this clinic and can be contacted to initiate a consult. The clinic will operate Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Medicine Specialty Clinic.

    Best Consult Provider Award
    Michele Fang, MD was recently named the Best Consulting Provider through the University of Iowa Physicians. Dr. Fang received this honor for her extraordinary work on our Surgical Co-Management Service. The Surgical Co-Management Service provides consults to surgical patients on the both the inpatient and preoperative settings.

  • Comments from our Patients  


     Mohammad Telfah, MD recently received a patient letter thanking him for the care he provided to a family member:

    Dear Dr. Telfah: Thank you for helping my father in guiding him through his options while he made end-of-life choices and decisions. Your caring, compassion, and excellent ability to communicate along the way during his stay in the hospital was very much appreciated. (He passed one week from the day he was discharged). Thank you again.

    Shawna Tobin, ARNP, Amy Leitch, ARNP, and Kelsey Slay, CMA received the following note from a patient thanking them for their exceptional care:
    I want to thank you for the great care I received from the anemia clinic. You have a great group, I am glad I ended up on your doorstep. You are a group of very caring professionals. Thank you!!!

    Susan Joy, ARNP received praise from one of her patients:
    Susan Joy was wonderful to work with. She was professional and caring. I would request her anytime I was admitted to U of I

    Doctor [Karen Malkhasyan]: Thank you for your care while I was on the 4th floor. I appreciate your extra efforts in covering all of my physical “problems”. (This physical problem is the most difficult I have encountered in my nearly 87 years. I guess I have been blessed and thankful for that.) You are great. Keep your care for all.”

    Dr. Ellandula - I wanted to thank you for the care you gave me last Thursday…I really felt like you gave me excellent care, and I could tell that you were listening to me, which made things a lot better because I was definitely worried.

    [Dr.] Dale Bieber is very good at understanding what you can’t say. I was crying, he explained why, helping me understand without embarrassing me.

    I wanted to send a thank you to all the nursing staff – there wasn’t any of them I did not like. I had Doctor [Laura] Buck – She is going to be a top notch doctor she has great bedside manners – Very concerned – She will go far in her profession. Please pass this message on to her – I am so glad she was my doctor.

    • The [6RC] Staff was exceptional
    • My nurses and lab techs were exceptional!!!
    • Loved Dr. (Hilary) Mosher and all of her residents. Loved, loved Dr. Mezmir. Loved, loved, loved Dr. (Bill) Silverman. Fantastic doctors from admission to discharge.
    • My family was treated with utmost respect and courtesy!
    • Name one thing you wish were different: Nothing – visit was great