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.
Dr. Roes has worked for four years in the St. Luke's Wound Healing Center and was recently certified by Healogics in Jacksonville, FL for Chronic Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine. This is a very specialized division of medicine that Dr. Roes has really grown to appreciate and respect over the last several years.
In his free time, Dr. Roes enjoys weightlifting, traveling, speaking French and is an avid animal lover.
Megan Hart-Fernandez, ARNP
Megan Hart-Fernandez is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her B.S.N. from Mount Mercy College in 2005. She worked simultaneously for Linn County Public Health and St. Luke's Hospital as a nurse while attending classes for her graduate studies at the University of Iowa. She completed her Occupational Health Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner tracks of study in 2011 and received her doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2012 from the University of Iowa.
Megan has participated in several study abroad programs and in 1999 was selected to participate in a year-long study abroad to Barcelona, Spain as a Cedar Rapids Daybreak Rotary Student Ambassador. She is fluent in Spanish and has a passion for providing exceptional, individualized care to her patients.
She and her husband reside in Cedar Rapids. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, cook, read, and travel. She also enjoys volunteering at Garfield Elementary School and working with Proteus, Inc. to improve the health and well-being of local migrant workers and their families.
Megan is a Certified Breastfeeding Educator who taught prenatal, childcare, and birth classes at St. Luke's Hospital prior to working at the University of Iowa as the inpatient Hospitalist for the Mother-Baby Inpatient Unit. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society, and Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society Honor Society of Nursing.
Gerald Anzalone, D.C.
|Gerald 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
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.