November 12th, 2009

Psychiatrist Melanie Akalal, M.D., will begin seeing patients Monday, Nov. 16, at Great River Mental Health. Dr. Akalal joins psychiatrists Frank Jones, M.D., and Francis Sanchez, M.D, in providing adult psychiatric services.

Dr. Akalal received her medical degree from the University of the Philippines. She then completed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and Philippine General Hospital. Dr. Akalal also completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.

Great River Mental Health is in Suite 251 in the Mercy Plaza, 1225 S. Gear Ave., West Burlington, Iowa (next to Great River Medical Center). Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, please call (319) 768-3700.