Iowa Needs a Doctor, STAT! Over 40 Health Care Professionals Support Dr. Andy McGuire’s Campaign for Governor of Iowa

Dr. Mary Krieg: “With Dr. Andy McGuire on the ballot, Iowans have a unique opportunity to elect a Governor who not only has the professional expertise and background to tackle our state’s worsening health care crisis but also the passion and drive to make sure we work together to find the right solutions.”

Des Moines, IA – Andy McGuire, Democratic candidate for Governor of Iowa, announced today a list of over 40 current and former health care professionals who support her candidacy to lead Iowa. From the Medicaid privatization mess, to the rising cost of health care, and the failure to make mental health a priority in the state, health care professionals believe Iowa health care is broken, and we need Andy McGuire’s leadership to fix it.

“Health care is one of the top concerns of almost every Iowan. People are losing sleep at night because they are worried about the future of their health care costs and limited options. As a physician, Andy knows that health care is a right, not a privilege. Iowans can count on her to fix our broken system and build an Iowa where everyone has access to affordable health care.”

Dr. Julie Thomas, Retired Pediatrician, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 “Dr. McGuire has put together a comprehensive mental health care plan that is a start at combating substance abuse and mental health issues in our state. These issues are personal to Andy, and she has put together a solid, detailed plan that goes beyond political talking points. When it comes to health care, we need someone with expertise who understands how health care works.

With Dr. Andy McGuire on the ballot, Iowans have a unique opportunity to elect a Governor who not only has the professional expertise and background to tackle our state’s worsening health care crisis but also the passion and drive to make sure we work together to find the right solutions.”

Dr. Mary Krieg, Registered Nurse, Des Moines

List of former and current health care professionals who support Dr. Andy McGuire for Governor of Iowa

Som Baccam, Registered Nurse

Dan Aten, Retired Medical Administrator

Dr. Jason Barker, Infectious Disease Specialist     

Dr. Joe Cavanaugh, Professor of Biostatistics

Dr. Steve Eckstat, DO

Dr. Ava Feldman, Dermatologist

Dr. Carole Frier, Internal Medicine Doctor

Dr. Michael Graham, Nuclear Medicine Specialist    

Dr. Steven C. Hill, Family Practice Physician

Mary Mincer-Hansen, Former Director of the Iowa Department of Public Health

Theresa Lewis, Physician Practice Management Consultant

Dr. Rocky Morton, Physician

Dr. Dante Toriello, Physician

Dr. David Paulsrud, Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Heidi Shreck, Pediatrician

Dr. Corinne Peek-Asa, Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Steven Rosenberg, Urologist  

Dr. Alex Smith, DO

Dr. Paul Volker,  MD, Family Physician, Geriatrician

Dr. Barbara Shivapour, Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Mike Witte, Pulmonary/Critical Care

Dr. Robert Grask, General Dentist

Julia Oulman, CNM/ARNP

Gov. Howard Dean, Physician, Former Presidential Candidate

Davi Lowman, Registered Nurse

Marla Rohret, Clinical Risk Management Coordinator

Mary Clare Rohret, USAF Flight Nurse (Retired)

Edith Friend, Family Nurse Practitioner

Dr. C. David Smith, M.D.

Christine Louscher, Counselor

Barb Hirsch-Giller, MSW, LMSW

Dr. Harvey Giller, DO

Dr. Julie Thomas, Retired Pediatrician

Dr. Mary Krieg, Registered Nurse

Dr. Joseph Barsetti, Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Harlan Rosenberg, Physician

Bob Greenwood, Pharmacist

Dr. Michael Hipp. Orthodontist

Dr. John Kearns, Dentist

Dr. Meg Harris, Medicaid Quality Expert

Dr. Bryon Schaeffer, Family Practice Physician      

Linda Goeldner, Former Executive Director, Iowa Nurses Association

Dr. Bill Morain, Surgeon  

For a list of Dr. Andy McGuire’s endorsements, visit www.mcguireforgovernor.com.

McGuire was born in Waterloo, Iowa – the daughter of a World War II veteran and a hard-working mother in a family of eight. McGuire is the mother of seven children, and raised a family while training to be a doctor. As a medical director, she focused on preventive care, including vaccinations and prenatal checks.

To stay up-to-date on the campaign, visit www.McGuireForGovernor.com

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