CRHC Welcomes Family Practice Physician Dr. Mitalee Dharwadkar

(Clarinda, IA) | June 8, 2018

Clarinda Regional Health Center (CRHC) Director of Clinics Don Herbst announces the hiring of Mitalee Dharwadkar, MD to the Medical Staff beginning August 6th.

Herbst says, “We welcome Dr. Dharwadkar to our team. She has a passion for providing patient care in a rural setting and looked at several opportunities before deciding Clarinda is where she wants to practice.” The CRHC Director of Clinics went on to say, “Our medical staff and Board of Trustees met with Dr. Dharwadkar during the interview process and they are all looking forward to having her join the team.”

For the past two years, Dr. Dharwadkar has served patients in the Mercy Health System in central Iowa. Prior to accepting the position at CRHC, she was practicing family medicine at the Briarwood Medical Clinic in Ankeny. Before joining the clinic in Ankeny, Dr. Dharwadkar spent three years in the Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

In choosing Clarinda Dr. Dharwadkar says “I love Iowa and want to build a home and settle down here.” She adds, I’m looking for a place with lots of land and friendly neighbors. A big city does not interest me.”

Dr. Dharwadkar has an impressive record of community service, including medical mission trips to Honduras and the West Indes. She joins a medical team of three Family Practice Physicians, two Internal Medicine Physicians, one dual-boarded Pediatrician/Internal Medicine Physician, one General Surgeon and eight Advanced Practice Providers.