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New Physician at GRMC Emergency Department

New Physician at GRMC Emergency Department


Stephanie R. Koos, DO, family and emergency medicine physician, began practicing part time at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center emergency department on September 1, 2016. Koos joined Patrick Cogley, MD; Clayton Francis, MD; and Stephen Ellestad, MD.

“Dr. Koos is a wealth of knowledge,” Francis says. “Her enthusiasm for excellence and the variety of her experience make her a welcomed and necessary addition to the emergency team.”

Koos completed her residency at Siouxland Medical Education Foundation in Sioux City. She earned her medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to entering medical school, Koos had earned a BS in microbiology from the University of Iowa. She is board certified in family medicine.

“I find that people often come to the emergency room when they feel like they have no place else to go,” Koos says. “I am trained in family medicine, so I try to go beyond just emergency care to teach people on what they can do to improve their health. Just a little extra effort can go a long way with someone who may not see a doctor often.”

Koos has been providing care in emergency medicine since 2012 at Waverly Health Center. She spent two years at Rohlf Memorial Clinic, where she practiced family medicine with obstetrics. Koos also served as an urgent care physician for two years at Family Health Care of Siouxland.

“I worked at GRMC in the past through a staffing agency and I came to love the emergency room staff,” Koos says. “Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and everyone works together as a team. It’s really encouraging to see emergency staff have such great comradery.”

Koos, along with her husband, Dan, and their four children, Quinton, Owen, Harper, and Nora, recently moved to the Ankeny area to be closer to family. The Koos family is expecting another baby girl in October. When she’s not at GRMC, Koos enjoys running, biking, and being outdoors, as well as reading, baking, and crafting. Most of all, she likes to spend time with her family. However, Koos is excited to get to know the people of Grinnell and explore the “wonderful relationship that the city of Grinnell and its people have with the hospital.”

Please call 641-236-2380 for more information.

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