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With friendly faces you know, and expertise that you trust, Medical Associates of BCHC is pleased to offer quality primary care services to you and your family. We're here for you, trusted for life.

BCHC Family Medicine - Jesup

BCHC Family Medicine - Jesup, and Affiliate of UnityPoint Health, serves the community of Jesup and surrounding areas. All providers are currently accepting new patients!

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BCHC Family Medicine - Oelwein, an Affiliate of UnityPoint Health, serves the community of Oelwein and surrounding areas. All providers are currently accepting new patients.

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Latest Health & Medical News

Keeping up-to-date with the most recent news in health care is important today.

That’s why we are always providing updated news items. Please browse the categories below to stay abreast of what’s going on at Buchanan County Health Center and in the world of health care.

BCHC COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Click on the image above to learn what BCHC has implemented to keep you and your family safe, along with COVID-19 organization updates and resources.

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BCHC Welcomes Cedar Valley Center for Hearing to Specialty Services

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome Sieon Kim, AuD with Cedar Valley Center for Hearing to the BCHC Audiology Specialty Clinic.  The Cedar Valley Center for Hearing provides comprehensive care in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing disorders through evaluation and specific lifestyle needs.

Visiting the BCHC Specialty Clinic in Independence each [...]

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BCHC Welcomes New Leadership in Clinical Education & Wound Care Departments

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased grow its leadership team by welcoming two new faces to the organization; Tracy Wilson, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, Clinical Education Manager, and Kim Fuhrmeister, MHA; Wound Center Program Director.

Tracy Wilson, Clinical Education Manager, comes to BCHC with over 27 years of nursing experience. Most recently employed at Mercy [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Neurology Specialty Clinic

BCHC is pleased to welcome Ivo Bekavac, MD, PhD from Cedar Valley Neurology to the BCHC Specialty Clinic.  Beginning December 21st, Dr. Bekavac will visit the BCHC Specialty Clinic in Independence on the 1st and 3rd Monday afternoon of each month.

Dr. Bekavac comes to the BCHC Neurology Clinic with over 30 years of medical [...]

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Dr. William Schmitt, DO to expand medical practice to BCHC Family Medicine – Oelwein

BCHC Family Medicine – Oelwein is pleased to welcome Dr. William Schmitt, DO to the family medicine team of providers.  Seeing patients at BCHC since 2018 in primary care, urgent care, and emergency settings, Dr. Schmitt will expand his practice to the Oelwein community by visiting BCHC Family Medicine – Oelwein on Thursday mornings from [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Gastroenterology to Oelwein Specialty Clinic

BCHC is pleased to welcome Moaz Sial, MD from Cedar Valley Digestive Health Center to the BCHC Oelwein Specialty Clinic, located at 2405 Rock Island Road.  Beginning in November, Dr. Sial will visit the BCHC Oelwein Specialty Clinic on the 4th Wednesday of each month, in addition to performing colonoscopies and endoscopies at BCHC in [...]

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A message from our CEO in response to COVID-19 11/4/20

It is hard to believe that we were introduced to the threat of COVID roughly eight months ago and all that has followed that has changed our lives.  Eight months is a long time for Iowans to fundamentally have their lives changed.  At the beginning, we did see huge changes in our society that resulted [...]

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Medical Associates of BCHC Transitions to New Electronic Medical Record System

Medical Associates of BCHC is making a large transition from NexGen electronic medical record (EMR) system to Epic EMR.  This transition will allow for one chart to follow patients throughout the multiple areas in which they receive care at BCHC and all UnityPoint Health systems.  Epic is the preferred electronic medical record system nationwide.  To [...]

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BCHC Welcomes New Service to Specialty Clinics – Breast Care Specialty Clinic to Begin in October

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to introduce the specialty of breast care to the BCHC Specialty Clinic.  Breast care specialists, Jayson Gesme, MD and Theresa Borcherding, ARNP from the CVMS Breast Care Center will visit BCHC on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning October 7th.

Serving the Cedar Valley since 2003, [...]

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BCHC Welcomes New Leadership for Emergency & Laboratory Departments

Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to welcome two new department managers to the organization; Gwen Riordan, BSN, RN, Emergency Department Manager, and Katie Halliwill, MBA, MLS, Laboratory Department Manager.  Gwen and Katie will be responsible for providing department leadership and quality assurance.

Gwen Riordan, BSN, RN, comes to BCHC with 17 years of experience [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Director of Pharmacy & Population Health

Buchanan County Health Center (BCHC) is pleased to welcome Chris Clayton, PharmD, MBA as its Director of Pharmacy and Population Health. Chris comes with over 20 years of experience in inpatient and retail pharmacy, along with population health initiatives including occupational health. Chris has spent the past 20 years at UnityPoint Health serving as the [...]

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BCHC Welcomes Palliative Care & Memory Clinic to Oelwein Specialty Clinic

BCHC is pleased to introduce the Palliative Care & Memory Clinic to the BCHC Oelwein Specialty Clinic, located at 2405 Rock Island Road beginning this September.

Facilitated by Joni Henderson, ARNP of BCHC, the Palliative Care and Memory Clinic have been available for patients and their families at BCHC since 2018. Henderson brings an extensive [...]

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