Urology specialist Dr. Charlotte Caligiuri has joined Northwest Iowa Urologists, P.C. Dr. Caligiuri will partner with long-time urologist Dr. David Christ and nurse practitioner Bobbi Honkomp in providing comprehensive urological care to patients through the Spencer-based practice and seven satellite clinic locations.
“We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Caligiuri to our practice,” commented Dr. Christ. “She’ll be a great addition to our team as we provide healthcare services to patients throughout northwest Iowa.”
The urologists diagnose and treat a broad range of health conditions, including urinary incontinence; prostate, kidney and bladder cancers; erectile dysfunction, male infertility, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones and more. Dr. Caligiuri says she has a special interest in treating kidney stones and will bring a new procedure to the region.
“I will be doing percutaneous nephrolithotomy, which is a way to treat large kidney stones,” said Dr. Caligiuri. She explained that through this procedure she will be able to break up large kidney stones while the stones are still located within the kidney. Previously patients with sizable kidney stones were referred out of the region for care.
Dr. Caligiuri earned her bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Iowa. She graduated from Des Moines University as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in urologic surgery at St. John Providence Health System in Warren, MI and at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston. She interned in general surgery at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, MA. After her experience in metropolitan areas, Dr. Caligiuri was seeking a smaller, Midwestern area to establish her practice.
“I’m originally from the Mason City area and my husband and I were seeking to locate in a community with a small-town feel, especially after living in big cities during my residency,” Dr. Caligiuri explained. “When I visited Spencer and met with Dr. Christ and Bill Bumgarner, Spencer Hospital’s president, it felt very comfortable, like a good fit for us.”
Dr. Caligiuri and her husband, Paul, have two sons, Dominic and Joseph. Paul Caligiuri serves as the Clay County Magistrate.
For more information, view Northwest Iowa Urologists’ website at www.nwiu.com or call (712) 262-6215.
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