March 11, 2024

WEBSTER CITY, IA │ | Van Diest Medical Center (VDMC) is pleased to welcome new orthopedic services, provided by Iowa Ortho. 

Brett Rosenthal, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who specializes in the treatment of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. 

Dr. Rosenthal is originally from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina with a major in physics. He then received his M.D. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He subsequently completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He then completed advanced training at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Spine Surgery fellowship under guidance from world renowned leaders in the field of spine surgery. 

He entered the field of orthopedics to create rapid improvements in patients’ quality of life. He elected to pursue additional specialty training in spine surgery because of the field’s ongoing innovations. His surgical interest is in the appropriate and safe use of minimally invasive and motion-sparing (non-fusion) surgical techniques. 

Dr. Rosenthal will begin seeing patients on March 27 and will hold clinics on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 

Once the service is established, Travis Williams, PA-C will also see patients at VDMC. 

Scott Shumway, M.D., is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in the non-operative and surgical management of hand and upper extremity disorders. He is originally from Los Angeles, California, and has been practicing since 1988. 

Dr. Shumway treats all disorders of, and injuries to, the bones and soft tissues from the fingertips to the elbow.  

“Unfortunately, many disorders and injuries are often ignored or self-treated. Untreated, these problems may lead to the development of chronic pain, weakness or loss of use of the hand,” according to Dr. Shumway. His goal is to provide his patients with a thorough upper extremity exam, an accurate diagnosis and a program of care that will allow for a timely recovery and maximum use of their uninjured hand or arm. 

Dr. Shumway will begin seeing patients on March 28 and will hold clinics the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. 

Similarly, Kellie Alessio, PA-C, will also see patients at VDMC, providing these specialty services. 

For more information, call 515.832.7746. 

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