When patients enroll in Iowa City Hospice’s care, their personal physicians and other healthcare professionals continue to provide guidance and support. The Iowa City Hospice care team begins with the patients, who continue to direct their own care. A variety of care team members are available, based on patients’ individual needs and preferences.
Our staff medical directors partner with patients’ personal physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure consistent, personalized care.
Paul L. Mulhausen, MD, joined Iowa City Hospice as a Medical Director in April 2010. Dr. Mulhausen is the John McMaster Ristine, M.D., Geriatric Education Professor in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Mulhausen earned his medical degree at the University of Minnesota and completed both his residency and fellowship at Duke University. Dr. Mulhausen’s clinical and research interests include primary care in the geriatric patient, infection control in long-term care facilities, and advance directive use.
Ann Marie Machlab, MD, joined Iowa City Hospice as a Medical Director in 2007. Specializing in General Internal Medicine, Dr. Machlab earned her MD at the University of Iowa, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In addition to end-of-life care, Dr. Machlab’s clinical and academic experience includes health education, occupational therapy, and acute care. Dr. Machlab has also trained medical students at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Iowa City.