Doctors Who Speak Your Language

We established Iowa Cancer Specialists to ensure that the people of the Quad Cities have access to the latest breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer and non-cancer blood disorders.

Our roots in this community run deep. Our families live here, and the people we treat continue to be part of our daily lives long after their treatment is finished. 

Dr. Kovach graduated from Michigan State University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at State University of New York at Buffalo and his fellowship in hematology at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York. He is board certified in internal medicine and hematology.
Dr. Mercer graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical School. He completed his internal medicine, hematology and oncology training at the University of Mississippi Hospitals and Clinics in Jackson, Mississippi. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and board certified in Medical...Full Bio>
Dr. Friemel earned her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, and her fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical...Full Bio>
Katie graduated from the University of Illinois, in Chicago, IL.  She obtained her certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.  Between degrees Katie worked as a registered nurse on the oncology unit at Genesis.