UnityPoint Health Welcomes Hepatologist at GRMC

UnityPoint Health Welcomes Hepatologist at GRMC

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UnityPoint Health® – Grinnell Regional Medical Center (GRMC) announces the addition of Donald J. Hillebrand, MD, as a visiting liver disease specialist in Grinnell on November 21. He specializes in hepatology, the study and treatment of various liver conditions. He is the only transplant hepatologist in Iowa outside the University of Iowa setting.

Hillebrand earned his bachelor of science from Iowa State University and his MD from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He has been practicing medicine since 1993.

Hillebrand focuses in gastroenterology and hepatology with specific areas of interest in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and general liver diseases. 

He chose hepatology as a specialty after seeing liver disease as an underserved area of medicine. Hillebrand believes in offering comprehensive, compassionate care where patients are encouraged to take an active role in their health.

Talk to your primary care provider about specialty services at GRMC and call UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Center for Liver Disease at (515) 241-4044 to schedule with Hillebrand.