Debbie A. Cihak, MD Internal Medicine
Dr. Debbie Cihak received her Doctorate of Medicine degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine during which time she was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona and Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California where she was offered the Chief Resident position. She has been board certified in Internal Medicine (ABIM) since 1990. Dr. Cihak has been practicing in the Galena area since 1991 working both primary care and most recently focusing on hospital medicine where she helped establish the first Hospitalist program in Dubuque, Iowa. She joins Midwest Health Clinic to return to the office setting specializing in diseases of adults both for preventative care and for management of complex medical problems with a special interest in hospital medicine and coordination of multi-specialty care.
Michael Wells, MD Family Medicine
Dr. Michael Wells is Board-Certified in Family Practice. He is a native of Freeport, IL and now lives in Galena with his wife and three children. Dr. Wells obtained his medical degree in 1998 from the University of Illinois School of Medicine. He was in the first full class of the Rural Medical Education program (RMED) at the Rockford campus. In 2001, he finished his residency with the University of Colorado at the Swedish Medical Center near Denver. After residency, Dr. Wells worked at Conifer Medical Center, an eight physician practice about an hour from Denver. After their first child was born, Dr. Wells and his wife decided to move back to Illinois to be closer to their families. In 2007, Dr. Wells accepted a position with the newly established Midwest Health Clinic, and was appointed to the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine.
Matt Gullone, MD Family Medicine
Dr. Matt Gullone received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency and was chief resident, in South Bend, IN with Memorial Family Medicine. He received outstanding marks for Essentials of Patient Care and Internal Medicine. Dr. Gullone is the recipient of numerous awards, including Gary Button Rural Primary Care Award and the Gold Humanism Honor Society in Medicine. Dr. Gullone joins the team of providers at Midwest Health Clinic with a special interest in men’s health, sports medicine, and comprehensive family health care. He has special training in Sports Medicine and is ACLS Certified. His research included determining the most common injuries related to distance running events and developing interventions to help them, as well as assessing the causes related to the onset of childhood obesity.
Beth Gullone, MD Family Medicine
Dr. Beth Gullone received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed her residency in South Bend, IN with Memorial Family Medicine. She is also summa cum laude by way of Loras College in Dubuque, IA where she received her B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Gullone is the recipient of such prestigious awards as the William H. Lowell Memorial Award of Primary Care, the Gold Humanism Honor Society and she received top honors for Outstanding performance in Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics to name a few. Dr. Gullone is certified in PALS(pediatric advanced life support) and ACLS(advanced cardiac life support) and is fluent in Spanish (Se habla español). Her practice with Midwest Health Clinic includes family medicine with a strong interest in women’s and children’s health.
Peg Dittmar, FNP-BC Family Nurse Pracitioner
Margaret (Peg) Dittmar has been a resident of Jo Daviess County for most of her life. She and her husband enjoy the country life and are involved with family which includes children and grandchildren. Peg received her Nursing education from Highland Community College (RN), Rockford College (BSN) and Northern Illinois University (MSN) which included specialty training for Nurse Practitioners. She is currently a nationally Board Certified Advanced Practice Nurse with specialty training in Family Practice. Peg is a member of the Nurse Advisory Board for the nursing programs of Highland Community College and the Saint Anthony School of Nursing.
Peg’s experience in patient care included certifications in Pre-hospital (EMS-Paramedic), Emergency and Trauma (CEN, FNTC), Intensive Care (CCRN), as well as a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Nursing. She holds certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. A recent addition in certification is a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner).
Peg enjoys being involved on a community level. She has been a Directory on the Jo Daviess Country Health Department Board, and is currently on the county Cancer Coalition, the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and the Local Emergency Planning Committee.
Associated Medical Staff – Medical Associates
Gregory Vandigo, MD Family Medicine
Gary O. Bernard, DO Family Medicine
G. Allen Crist, MD Family Medicine
Mary C. Koenigs, MD Family Medicine
3Podiatry – Dubuque Podiatry
Michael Arnz, DPM Podiatry
Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Dr. Arnz was born in Germany, is bilingual, and was raised in southern Virginia. He completed his undergraduate degree at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. He originally came to Iowa to receive his doctorate of podiatric medicine in 1997 at the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines. He returned to the east coast to complete a three year residency in foot and ankle surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. To complete his training, Dr. Arnz spent an additional year as a fellow in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, concentrating on more complex surgeries including adult ankle fractures, flatfoot deformities, and nerve damage. During his fellowship, he also traveled to Washington, D.C. to receive extensive training in the plastic surgery of complex diabetic wounds at Georgetown Hospital.
In 2002, Dr. Arnz and his family moved to Dubuque where he is currently a partner at Dubuque Podiatry. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the Iowa Podiatric Medical Society. He is board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. Dr. Arnz is licensed in Iowa and Illinois and has privileges at Finley, Mercy (Dubuque and Dyersville), Guttenberg and Galena Hospitals. He treats simple to complex wounds via surgical and non-surgical means. Dr. Arnz has lectured on diabetic and non-diabetic wounds to fellow colleagues, nurses and physical therapists
Timothy Quagliano, DPM Podiatry
Diplomate American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Dr. Quagliano graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a BS in Biology in 1987. He proceeded to graduate with Summa Cum Laude honors from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, Illinois in 1991.
Following graduation, he completed a 2 year surgical residency at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, IA in 1993. He then taught foot and ankle surgery in Beijing, China prior to going into private practice with Dubuque Podiatry, P.C. in the fall of 1993. Dr. Quagliano became board certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery in 1996. Dr. Quagliano has privileges at Finley, Mercy (Dubuque and Dyersville), Guttenberg and Galena Hospitals. He enjoys all aspects of podiatric medicine with a special interest forefoot reconstruction including bunion and hammertoe correction.
Nicole Jedlicka, DPM Podiatry
Associate American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Dr. Jedlicka was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa in 2006 with a BS in Integrative Physiology/Exercise Science. She then attended four years of Medical School at Des Moines University. She completed her 3 year surgical training at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, IA. Following her 3 year surgical residency, Dr. Jedlicka joined Dubuque Podiatry, P.C. in 2013.
Dr. Jedlicka continues to participate with the surgical residency program as an attending physician. Dr. Jedlicka is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Iowa Podiatric Medical Society and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. She is licensed in Iowa and Illinois and has privileges at Finley, Mercy, Guttenberg and Galena Hospitals. She practices all aspects of Podiatry with a special interest in bunions, injuries, forefoot/rearfoot reconstruction and ankle pathology.
4Facial Plastic Surgery
John M. Searles, Jr., MD Cosmetic Surgery/Reconstructive Surgery
5General Surgery – Dubuque Surgery
David Oppert, MD General Surgery
Keith Shaw, MD General Surgery
6Orthopedic Surgery – Westside Orthopaedics
David Field, MD Orthopedic Surgery
Mark Bainbridge, DO Anesthesia
David Bainbridge, CRNA Anesthesia
Scott Bainbridge, CRNA Anesthesia
Terrance Hutchcroft, CRNA Anesthesia
8Radiology – Mercy Radiology
Stephen Clifford, MD Radiologist
John Engelken, MD Radiologist
Michael Fleege, MD Radiologist
Jason Hughes, MD Radiologist
Michael Maiers, MD Radiologist
Robert Merrick, MD Radiologist
Tim Miller, MD Radiologist
Michael Riley, MD Radiologist
9Pathology – United Clinical Laboratories
A.D. Vanderheyden, MD Pathologist