Dr. Dennis Mallory, rural Toledo, has been appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the Rural Health and Primary Care Advisory Committee.
He will serve as the sole rural physician on the 10-member panel which is charged with aiding the Center for Rural Health and Primary Care in establishing and maintaining "quality rural health services through coordinated, collaborative efforts."
Despite experiencing serious health concerns over the past year, Dr. Mallory said last week his positive attitude allows hin to accept this added responsibility.
Dr. Dennis Mallory
Mallory practiced family and emergency medicine in Toledo beginning in 1975.
Retired from his family office practice at the Deer Creek Health Center since 2005, he hasn't slowed his interest in the health field.
Currently he is associate medical director for Health Corps, Dubuque. The company is an URAC-certified utilization case management company for insurance.
He also continues to serve as chair of the Tama County Board of Health, is the Chief Tama County Medical Examiner, serves as medical director for ambulance services in Toledo, Garwin, Elberon and first responders in Montour and as medical director for Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama.
He recently was appointed medical director for Iowa Valley Community College Emergency Medical service training.