Matthew J. Roes, D.C., M.D.

After 16 years of higher education, Matthew J. Roes, D.C., M.D.  opened Metropolitan Family Medicine and Chiropractic on October 1, 2007 in Hiawatha, IA. 

Dr. Roes graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree in 1996.  While waiting to sit for Chiropractic National Board Exams and the Oklahoma State Chiropractic Board Exam, Dr. Roes worked in patient care through a large private outpatient physical therapy corporation.  After obtaining an Oklahoma State Chiropractic license, Dr. Roes practiced as a Chiropractic Physician in the Oklahoma City area in a Family Practice Medical Clinic for several years.

While in Oklahoma, Dr. Roes received advanced post-doctoral training in Manipulation Under Anesthesia through Logan College of Chiropractic and performed this procedure in conjunction with several anesthesiologists at multiple outpatient surgical facilities.

His desire to offer patients more complete care eventually led him to attend the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine (Netherlands-Antilles), where he received a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in 2004.

Dr. Roes completed his residency in Family Practice in Waterloo, Iowa through a University of Iowa- affiliated program (2004-2007). He is a current member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Roes has also worked for Emergency Practice Associates (EPA) in Waterloo, IA as a part-time Emergency Room Physician for several years.

He competed as a four year letterman for the University of Iowa Men's Gymnastics Team (1987-1991) completing his athletic career.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in French and Secondary Education from the University of Iowa in 1991 and did his student teaching at City High School in Iowa City, IA.

Dr. Matthew J. Roes was born and raised in Iowa.  Most of his free time growing up was spent competing nationally in men's gymnastics for 15 years.

In his free time, Dr. Roes enjoys weightlifting, traveling, speaking French and is an avid animal lover.


Gerald A. Anzalone, D.C.

Gerald A. Anzalone, D.C., a native New Yorker, graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Anthropology from Fordham University in New York City in 1991, where he received the Scripps-Howard Foundation Journalism Scholarship. In 1997, he graduated from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, New York with his Doctor of Chiropractic degree.  During his studies, he also received the New York Chiropractic College Clinic Award, given for demonstration of excellence in patient care and clinical competence.

Dr. Anzalone practiced chiropractic as an associate doctor for three years before opening and maintaining his own practice in Peekskill, New York for seven years. He has presented numerous continuing education lectures on the topics of spinal imaging and the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, traveling from New York to as far as Alaska and many places in between. He has written a variety of health care articles for professional publications as well as independent newspapers. He is a panelist on the website, answering questions regarding musculoskeletal-based and evidence-based chiropractic practice. He is particularly interested in soft-tissue manipulation and myofascial therapy.

He is a passionate dog lover, enjoys cooking, reading, watching British comedies, and loves most things Irish and Celtic. He is a member of the West Hartford Group, a think tank dedicated to the acquisition of social, cultural and professional authority for the chiropractic profession, where the Doctor of Chiropractic serves within the mainstream health delivery system as a patient-centered, evidence-based, non-surgical spine specialist. He has a particular interest in integrative medicine, where the best scientifically-validated therapies from both conventional and complementary medicine systems are used together for the benefit of the patient.

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