February 13th, 2013

Great River Health Systems has joined 1-800-DOCTORS to help area residents find physicians to meet their needs. The free and confidential service is available to residents of Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa counties in Iowa, and Hancock and Henderson counties in Illinois.

“One of the most important professional relations someone will ever have is with a physician,” said Great River Health Systems’ President and CEO Mark Richardson. “Finding a new physician can raise several questions: Is there someone close to where I live? Is a particular specialist available? Our goal is to answer these questions and connect residents to physician’s offices quickly.”

To find a new physician at Great River Health Systems, area residents should call 1-800-DOCTORS (1-800-362-8677). Callers will be prompted to enter their ZIP codes. If the ZIP code is in the six-county service area, the call will be immediately forwarded to a Great River Health Systems representative.

The 155-plus providers on Great River Health Systems medical staff include physicians, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and psychologists. They provide care in more than 30 specialty areas.