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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.

Carol A. Gunnett, M.D. Ph.D.

Carol A. Gunnett MD, PhD is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician who is thrilled to be part of the Metropolitan Team.

Born and raised in a large family in rural Pennsylvania, Dr. Gunnett initially went to the University of Georgia to get a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a PhD in Cardiovascular Pharmacology. She moved to Iowa in 1996 to join the Cardiovascular Research program at the University of Iowa. Her ten year career in Medical research included awards from the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Gunnett then attended Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa to become a medical doctor. She completed her medical training at the N.E. Iowa Family Practice Residency in Waterloo, IA, where she first met Dr. Roes.With common ideals and goals for medical practice, they formed a lasting bond. Now they join forces at Metropolitan Family Medicine and Chiropractic to provide the highest quality health care in a friendly, personalized environment.

Dr. Gunnett llives on a small, woodsy, acreage north of Brandon, with several gardens, a strawberry patch and grape vines. She loves cooking, does a little canning, and dabbles at raising herbs and roses. Despite a busy schedule, the good doctor always leaves time for family and friends. She is passionate about music in many of its forms. She sang classical music in the Metropolitan Chorale in Waterloo and currently plays saxophone as a community member of the Kirkwood College Band in Cedar Rapids. Attending bluegrass festivals to sing and play guitar (with just a little mandolin and fiddle), rounds out her musical activities, but Dr. Gunnett has been known to make an occasional appearance at weddings and parties with live performance, DJ music and karaoke.
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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 Allexperts.com 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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