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The Physicians & Providers of Associates in Kidney Care

About Associates in Kidney Care
Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa has contracted nephrology services through Associates in Kidney Care to ensure that you have access to the very best care.

The highly trained and board-certified physicians of Associates in Kidney Care have years of experience and are experts in their field. They travel to North Iowa to provide kidney services at Mercy Center for Diabetes, Kidney and Weight Management as well as at Mercy’s Dialysis Centers in Algona, Charles City and Mason City.

Introduction to Your Physicians/Providers

Siva P. Jagarlapudi, MD

  • Specialty: Nephrology
  • Graduated 1969, Kurnool Medical College, Ntr University Of Health Sciences
  • 44 Years of Practice

Robert N. Smith, DO

  • Specialty: Nephrology
  • Graduated 1997, Kansas City University Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 16 Years of Practice

Jobinson Thomas, MD

  • Specialties: Geriatric Medicine, Nephrology
  • Graduated 1990, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Baba Farid University Of  Health Sciences
  • 23 Years of Practice

Prem K. Chandran, MD 

  • Specialty: Nephrology
  • Graduated in 1975 from University of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • 38 Years of Practice

 Patrick Chua, MD

  • Specialty: Nephrology, Internal Medicine
  • Graduated in 2004 from University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines
  • 9 Years in Practice

Hermien Creger, ARNP

  • Specialties: Nursing (NP); Nursing (RN)
  • Earned her BSN and MSN at Graceland University in Iowa and her DNP at the University of Alabama
  • Began nursing career 1998 and has been with the Associates in Kidney Care since 2004.
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