Ringgold County Hospital is pleased to announce a new partnership with Radiant Complexions Dermatology Clinics. Alison Metzger, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, will be seeing patients once a month in the Visiting Physicians Clinic. Alison is a nationally board certified family nurse practitioner trained to provide care for the entire family. She is also fellowship trained in dermatology. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand View University in 2010, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Maryville University in 2015.
A native of Iowa, Alison grew up in Carroll, and recently moved with her husband and two dogs to Norwalk. Dermatology appeals to her because, “I like to be able to see things and fix the things I can see. It’s a very challenging practice. We’re much more than just pimples.” In fact, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. Research estimates that nonmelanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, affects more than 3 million Americans a year. Radiant Complexions is one of 13 clinics owned and operated by Iowa Dermatology. According to Alison, Charles Love, M.D., the owner, believes in bringing dermatology into the community by training nurse practitioners like herself through his fellowship programs. “The whole idea is to reach people who otherwise wouldn’t have access,” she explained. “Patients can get in and take care of things earlier and more easily when they have access to a dermatology specialist and don’t have to travel.” Alison is trained and ready to treat patients with skin issues across the board. From psoriasis to ectopic dermatitis to all kinds of skin cancers. “I am absolutely excited to be in Mount Ayr every month,” she said. “Our patients are going to see better results when they’re treated sooner rather than later.”
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (641) 464-4409.